When Chuck’s plane crashes en route to the United States, he finds himself the lone survivor, washed ashore a deserted island.
After 4 years on the island with no one but his volleyball friend “Wilson” to keep him company, Chuck makes a last effort to return to civilization on a makeshift raft.
Stroszek is the story of Bruno, a recently released ex-con who finds himself in a different kind of prison when his once girlfriend’s thuggish pimps begin mercilessly terrorizing him.
His elderly neighbor “Herr” suggests they all three immigrate to America, hook up with his mechanic cousin in Wisconsin and make a better life for themselves.
Anyone familiar with Tarkovsky’s work will recognize the trademark gorgeous cinematography, excruciatingly long takes and subtle camera movements.