IFC Films | Release Date: November 11, 2011
Summary: In his fascinating exploration of a triple homicide case in Conroe, Texas, master filmmaker Werner Herzog 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, 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. (IFC Films)
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Runtime: 107 min
Rating: Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material and some disturbing Images.
Official Site: http://www.ifcfilms.com/films/into-the-abyss
Production: Werner Herzog Filmproduktion
Genres: Documentary
Countries: Germany, Canada
Language: English
Home Release Date: Apr 10, 2012
Director Credit
Werner Herzog Director
Writer Credit
Werner Herzog Writer
Cast Credit
Werner Herzog Himself
Producer Credit
Werner Herzog Producer