|  Book Tickets: 21/09/2011
  |  Buy to Own: 25/08/2014
  |  81 min
Rated 15 by the BBFC


A poor army private (Klaus Kinski), haunted by nightmares of impending destruction, is forced to take part in a scientist's food deprivation experiments in order to support his wife (Eva Mattes) and child. However, he becomes convinced that she is having an affair with a drum major and stabs her to death. Werner Herzog's film covers familiar territory for the German director: examining man's struggle with the world around him, as viewed through the eyes of an outsider figure abused by society and persecuted by nature.