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Woyzeck (1976)
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Starring: Klaus Kinski, Dieter Augustin, Josef Bierbichler, Paul Burian, Eva Mattes, Volker Prechtl, Wolfgang Reichmann, Willy Semmelrogge
Director: Werner Herzog
Category: Drama, Foreign
Studio: Anchor Bay
Subtitles:
English
Length:
80 mins

 
 

 

Based On The Haunting Stage Play By Georg Buchner

In Werner Herzog's brilliant adaptation of Georg Buchner's Woyzeck, Klaus Kinski delivers a wild and stunning performance in a role only he could play.Franz Woyzeck (Kinski) is a hapless, hopeless soldier, alone and powerless in society, assaulted from all sides by forces he cannot control.Abused and tortured, both physically and psychologically by commanding officers, doctors and his unfaithful wife, Marie (Eva Mattes, Best Supporting Actress at Cannes), Woyzeck struggles to hold on to his humanity and his fragile sanity.In the film's shattering climax, he is finally driven over the brink into madness and murder.