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INVINCIBLE

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Invincible (Movie - 2002)

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG-13
runtime:
135 minutes
Limited Release Date:
09/20/02
performer:
Jouko Ahola, Tim Roth, Anna Gourari, Udo Kier, Max Raabe, Jacob Wein
director:
Werner Herzog
distributor:
Fine Line Features
author:
E. Max Frye, Werner Herzog
genre:
Drama

We gave it a B-

Werner Herzog’s odd folk tale chronicles the strange but true story of a blacksmith from the shtetl who, dressed as the Uber-German Siegfried, wowed the mostly Nazi crowds as a variety-show strongman in early-1930s Berlin before shocking them by revealing his Jewish identity. As the simple-souled muscleman, Ahola, a nonactor with an unfortunately Schwarzenegger-like bent, radiates earnestness as he vows to warn his people of the gathering storm, while Roth, as a diabolical impresario with his own secret, tries his mustache-twirling best to steal the show.