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Into the Abyss

Into the Abyss
  • 2011
  • USA
  • 106 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Werner Herzog
  • Cast: Richard Lopez, Michael Perry, Damon Hall

Remarkable documentary focusing on a 2001 triple murder in Texas, and its consequences for the lives of the victims and the perpetrators. Although opposed to capital punishment, Herzog has made something much more idiosyncratic than a mere polemic against it, while cinematographer Zeitlinger's camera picks out revealing details.

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Into the Abyss: A Tale of Death, A Tale of Life

19 Mar 20124 stars

Werner Herzog documentary more than righteous polemic against capital punishment

(12A) 107min In an interview to promote Into the Abyss, the German filmmaker Werner Herzog declares that, ‘it is absolutely clear that the crimes of the persons in my film are monstrous, but the perpetrators are not monsters’. Although Herzog himself…

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