• Woyzeck

    1979. West Germany. Werner Herzog. 80 min.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007, 6:00 p.m.

Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1

  • Woyzeck

    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.

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