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Controversial German director Werner Herzog helmed this cinematization of Woyzeck, playwright Georg Büchner's anti-military tale of depersonalization run amok. Utilizing the more grotesque elements of German expressionism, combined with his own sense of the outrageous, Herzog plunges us directly into the middle of his story of a soldier (Klaus Kinski) who is conditioned to be an unthinking killing machine through lab experimentation. His one vestige of humanity is his love for the beautiful
Aug 24, 1979 Limited
Mar 28, 1991
Woyzeck is, if possible, ever more mysterious by the time we reach the end than it is at the beginning.
The film seems to have been barely directed--the camera setups are relentlessly banal.
Klaus Kinski is exceptional and Herzog's narrative captivating.
Handsomely mounting each scene, the director has trouble attaining any forward momentum, though he achieves some powerful moments while trying.
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