Werner Herzog - Stroszek: the Dancing Chicken
This last sequence is just about the best he has ever filmed, Herzog says on the commentary track of the DVD. His crew members hated the dancing chicken so much they refused to participate, and he shot the footage himself. The chicken is a “great metaphor,” he says—for what, he’s not sure. My theory: A force we cannot comprehend puts some money in the slot, and we dance until the money runs out.