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Into the Abyss A Tale of Death, a Tale of Life 12 rating

Werner Herzog’s documentary about an unrepentant young murderer on death row is a cool, compassionate study of the dark side of the human condition

Documentary 2011 103 mins

Director: Werner Herzog


Built around an intriguing interview with death row inmate Michael Perry, eight days before the date scheduled for his execution, Werner Herzog’s meticulously detailed investigation into a triple homicide is at once a profoundly compassionate look at the darker side of the human condition and a cool salutary reminder that notions of good and evil, innocent and guilty are often simplistic