INTO THE ABYSS

Werner Herzog

USA 105 min Fiction

Synopsis

This powerful documentary traces the legacy of a triple homicide in Texas, from the victims’ families to a man on death row. Herzog focuses on a triple homicide case in Conroe, Texas, that occurred ten years ago. The convicted killers were two teenagers, who deny their guilt (each blaming the other), but the verdict was based on strong evidence that Herzog doesn’t challenge. Instead, he probes the legacy of the crime and the psyches of the people involved, unveiling layers of humanity, both cold and compassionate.

Director

WERNER HERZOG

Herzog was born in Munich and his films have won numerous awards, including the Grand Jury Prize and best director at the Cannes Film Festival.

Filmography: Into the Abyss (2011), Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2010), Bad Lieutenant (2009), Grizzly Man (2005), Fitzcarraldo (1982), Nosferatu (1979), Stroszek (1977), Aguirre, la cólera de Dios (1972).

WERNER HERZOG

Film information

Int. title: Into the Abyss
Director: Werner Herzog
Script: Werner Herzog
Contact: Werner Herzog Office
Country: USA
Year: 2011
Format: Digital
Length: 105 min
Language: English
Subtitles: Spanish
Edition: 2012