Woyzeck

Film

Time Out says

An anarchist's morality play; the tale of an army private tormented in private by visions of apocalypse, in public by the unbearable weight of social and sexual oppression; he flips. Herzog's harsh vision of human suffering beyond despair, adapted from the Georg Büchner play, casts Woyzeck as a proletarian King Lear (Kinski, extraordinary once again), but there are echoes, too, of Beckett and Brecht. A sharp parable on social oppression and dormant rebellion, made with a dispassionate, deliberate formality that some may find hard to take.

Details

Release details

Duration:
81 mins

Cast and crew

Director:
Werner Herzog
Screenwriter:
Werner Herzog
Cast:
Klaus Kinski
Eva Mattes
Wolfgang Reichmann
Willy Semmelrogge
Josef Bierbichler