A German soldier (Klaus Kinski) who is mistreated by all around him (including other soldiers and the doctor) completely snaps and kills his adulterous wife (Eva Mattes). The Kinski character's insanity is pretty much evident from frame one, so the eventual murder comes as no surprise, and the movie turns into one very long nervous breakdown, as he has to pretend to hear strange sounds, speak gibberish and act like he's in a fog - elements already part of Kinski's 'madman' repertoire. Herzog's expressive use of music is as good as always, however, and any movie that allows you to stare at Kinski's phenomenally tortured face can't be completely discounted.
Director: Werner Herzog
Year Released: 1979