Bruno Stroszek, a traveling storyteller who performs in Berlin courtyards, gets out of prison and runs away with his prostitute friend Eva to the United States, where anyone can get rich.
Reuniting with his Kaspar Hauser star Bruno S., Herzog shot on the fly what became one of his most beloved, masterful Ecstatic Fictions: a warped quest for survival in the land of the free, darkly comical, soulfully tragic, and capped with an unforgettably maniacal finale.
A terrific film that drifts between dark comedy and drama but is entertaining while being tragic because it's neither mean-spirited or sentimental. Werner herzog directed so that helps explain it. Plus it stars a man Herzog discovered in an insane asylum. (He starred in Herzog's Kasper Hauser film 2 years before and was great.) Plus it caused the Guy in Joy Division to kill himself. It's worth at least a rental.