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Into the abyss : a tale of death, a tale of life

Author: Werner HerzogErik NelsonMichael PerryJason BurkettCreative Differences Productions.All authors
Publisher: [2012]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In his fascinating exploration of a triple homicide case in Conroe, Texas, master filmmaker Werner Herzog ... probes the human psyche to explore why people kill--and why a state kills. Through intimate conversations with those involved, including 28-year-old death row inmate Michael Perry (scheduled to die within eights days of appearing on-screen), Herzog achieves what he describes as 'a gaze into the abyss of the  Read more...
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Named Person: Michael Perry; Jason Burkett; Michael Perry
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Werner Herzog; Erik Nelson; Michael Perry; Jason Burkett; Creative Differences Productions.; Skellig Rock (Firm); Spring Films.; Werner Herzog Filmproduktion.; IFC Films.; MPI Media Group.; SBS-TV.
OCLC Number: 842295495
Notes: Recorded off-air from SBS 1 on 11 November 2012.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2011.
Credits: Director of photography, Peter Zeitlinger ; editor, Joe Bini ; music, Mark Degli Antoni.
Cast: Jason Burkett, Werner Herzog, Michael Perry.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: PG-13, for mature thematic material and some disturbing images.
Description: 1 videodisc (DVD) (115 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: All region DVD.
Responsibility: Creative Differences and Skellig Rock, in association with Spring Films and Werner Herzog Film, present ; a film by Werner Herzog ; directed by Werner Herzog ; produced by Erik Nelson.

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"In his fascinating exploration of a triple homicide case in Conroe, Texas, master filmmaker Werner Herzog ... probes the human psyche to explore why people kill--and why a state kills. Through intimate conversations with those involved, including 28-year-old death row inmate Michael Perry (scheduled to die within eights 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've taken their final breaths. As he's so often done before, Herzog's investigation unveils layers of humanity, making an enlightening trip out of ominous territory"--Container.

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