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Into the Abyss: A Tale of Death, a Tale of Life (2011)

Into the Abyss: A Tale of Death, a Tale of Life
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Werner Herzog Werner Herzog
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Richard Lopez Richard Lopez
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Michael Perry Michael Perry
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Damon Hall Damon Hall
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Lisa Stolter-Balloun Lisa Stolter-Balloun
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Charles Richardson Charles Richardson
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Jason Burkett Jason Burkett
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Jared Talbert Jared Talbert
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Werner Herzog Werner Herzog
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1 year, 8 months ago at May 30 17:57
Werner Herzog works his documentarian magic again with this story of a senseless triple homicide over a stolen car. Although Herzog is clearly opposed to capital punishment, he still manages to to show how this incident affects everyone involved from the family members to the personnel. Pure Herzog moments abound, such as the camera staying on a person even after they finished talking, crime scene... read more

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1 year, 6 months ago at Aug 7 22:03
Another well-made documentary from Herzog and another terrible story of murder revealed in documentary form.

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6 months ago at Aug 10 13:39
For Perry, interviewed open mindedly, as a selfnamed Christian he is going to Paradise, anyway. That simple lines is a new approach of the visión of religión nowadays.
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Description: 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 ... (more)
Release date: 20 January 2012
Tags: Documentary (4), Capital Punishment (2), Crime (2), 2010s (2), UK (1), Prisons (1), Usa (1), Ethics (1), Execution (1), Death Penalty (1), Friendship (1), Death (1), Murder (1), Prison (1), SnP (1), Ebert (1), Spiritual Cinema (1), Justice (1), Watch Online (1), 2011 (1)
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“For Perry, interviewed open mindedly, as a selfnamed Christian he is going to Paradise, anyway. That simple lines is a new approach of the visión of religión nowadays.” read more

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“Another well-made documentary from Herzog and another terrible story of murder revealed in documentary form.” read more

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“Werner Herzog works his documentarian magic again with this story of a senseless triple homicide over a stolen car. Although Herzog is clearly opposed to capital punishment, he still manages to to show how this incident affects everyone involved from the family members to the personnel. Pure Herzog moments abound, such as the camera staying on a person even after they finished talking, crime scene footage revealing that the victim was baking cookies at the moment they were killed, the stolen car in question had a tree growing through it while at the police impound, etc. It all adds up to another creepy yet riveting Herzog experience.” read more

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"3.10. Syvällä tuhnuisessa Texasissa. Kuolemaantuomittu, Michael Perry, puhelee iloisesti ja uskoo kovasti kuinka hän joka tapauksessa pääsee kotiin, tässä tapauksessa taivaan kotiin. Paljon haastatteluja ja puhetta. Pappi, joka on kuolemaantuomitun lähellä viimeehetkiin asti, kertoo omista asenteistaan. Entinen kuolemaantuomioiden käytäntöönpanija, joka sittemmin eläkkeelle jäätyään puhuu kuolemantuomiota vastaan. Ja koko joukko omaisia sekä tuomituilta että uhreilta. Herzo"


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"10.9. Digiboksi Aiheen käsittely on esimerkillisen neutraalia, kai tämä voisi olla joku anti-Moore -terminen. Kuolemantuomiosta kun tuntuu olevan mahdoton puhua ilman ylilyöntejä, kerrankin tuntuu mahdolliselta. Puhuvat päät osaavat yllättäen olla hyvinkin mielenkiintoisia, eivätkä vaikuta harjoitelluilta. Herzogilaisuus ei valitettavasti oikein näy, joten mitään ekstrakivaa ei varsinaisesti löydy. Ihan vain dokumenttina arvioiden toki helvetin hieno. Myönnän olevani sen verra"


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