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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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(71 ratings)
7.3 IMDB rating

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Werner Herzog

Werner Herzog

Himself
Richard Lopez

Richard Lopez

Himself
Michael Perry

Michael Perry

Himself
Damon Hall

Damon Hall

Himself
Lisa Stolter-Balloun

Lisa Stolter-Balloun

Herself
Charles Richardson

Charles Richardson

Himself
Jason Burkett

Jason Burkett

Himself
Jared Talbert

Jared Talbert

Himself


Written by
Werner Herzog

Werner Herzog

writer (uncredited)


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INTO THE ABYSS clip 1 | Festival 2011

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INTO THE ABYSS clip 3 | Festival 2011

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6 months, 3 weeks 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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4 months, 1 week 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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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 ... (more)
Release date: 20 January 2012
Documentary (4), Capital Punishment (2), Crime (2), 2010s (2), Spiritual Cinema (1), Ebert (1), Justice (1), Watch Online (1), 2011 (1), (1), Germany (1), UK (1), Prisons (1), Usa (1), Ethics (1), Execution (1), Death Penalty (1), Friendship (1), Death (1), Murder (1)
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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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djprojexion posted a review 6 months, 3 weeks ago

“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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"2.9.2013 When I first heard about Into the Abyss, I thought it would be mainly about the death penalty in the America and of those people facing it. Well that has a part, but the main focus seems to be in one murder-case all together, with Herzog interviewing both the victim's families and loved ones and the perpetrators as well. As well as some of the families and loved ones of the perpetrators. There is also some police footage of the crime scene cut into the picture from time to time, or at "


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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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