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Into the Abyss

Werner Herzog / DEUZE, US, GB, 2011 / 105 min.

One of Herzog’s most moving films, subtle and layered, in which he interviews a number of inmates on death row in America. According to Herzog his conversations provide “a glimpse of the abyss of the human soul”.

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Herzog delves into a triple homicide in Conroe, Texas, asking himself why people kill other people and why the state does the same. He conducts candid interviews with those involved, including 28-year-old Michael Perry who is on death row, eight days away from his execution.

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Werner Herzog

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Into the Abyss


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Werner Herzog

Eye Filmmuseum presents an exhibition and extensive film programme around the work of celebrated filmmaker Werner Herzog. With an unorthodox oeuvre of more than seventy features, documentaries and shorts, Herzog has fascinated audiences with unforgettable stories, images and characters for more than half a century. His films grant us insights into the relationship between people and the chaotic world around them, as well as into the endless indifference of nature towards human life.

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