Into the Abyss

Movie information

A tale of death, a tale of life. Rated PG-13: Parents Strongly Cautioned (Some Material May Be Inappropriate for Children Under 13) -- Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material and some disturbing images.
Released on:
November 11, 2011 (limited)

IFC Films

Status: Released

Director: Werner Herzog

Screenwriter: Werner Herzog

Genre: Documentary
About the film:
In his fascinating exploration of a triple homicide case in Conroe, Texas, master filmmaker Werner Herzog (Cave of Forgotten Dreams, Grizzly Man) probes the human psyche to explore why people kill—and why a state kills. In intimate conversations with those involved, including 28-year-old death row inmate Michael Perry (scheduled to die within eight days of appearing on-screen), Herzog achieves what he describes as "a gaze into the abyss of the human soul." Herzog's inquiries also extend to the families of the victims and perpetrators as well as a state executioner and pastor who've been with death row prisoners as they've taken their final breaths. As he's so often done before, Herzog's investigation unveils layers of humanity, making an enlightening trip out of ominous territory.
Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material and some disturbing images.
Box Office: Opening weekend: $47,559 (12 theaters) |
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Ally – aawdVXiGaYqh
January 13, 2012 - 00:54
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And I tohught I was the sensible one. Thanks for setting me straight.