1979. West Germany. Werner Herzog. 80 min.
Saturday, December 8, 2007, 4:00 p.m.
Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1
1979. West Germany. Written and directed by Werner Herzog. Based on the play by Georg Büchner. With Klaus Kinski, Eva Mattes, Wolfgang Reichmann. Kinski plays everyman Woyzeck, a soldier in a nineteenth-century garrison town who takes on odd jobs (including serving as a doctor's guinea pig) to support his family. When he begins to suspect his wife of cuckolding him, he psychologically unravels, abetted by whispering voices—both without and within his own mind. A morality play that implicitly questions the establishment, Woyzeck envisions a claustrophobic world that slowly pushes its proletarian protagonist to the breaking point. In German; English subtitles. 80 min.