Into the Abyss: A Tale of Death, A Tale of Life (2011)

Director
Werner Herzog

Main cast
Jason Burkett; Werner Herzog; Michael Perry; Jeremy Richardson; Kristen Willis

Genres
Documentary, Crime

Description
Legendary filmmaker Werner Herzog returns with INTO THE ABYSS: A TALE OF DEATH, A TALE OF LIFE, a riveting examination of a horrible crime which probes the human psyche to explore why people kill--and why the state kills. In intimate conversations with those involved, including 28-year-old death row inmate Michael Perry (who was scheduled to die eight days after his interview with Herzog), the filmmaker achieves what he describes as "a gaze into the abyss of the human soul." As he's so often done before, Herzog's investigation unveils layers of humanity, making an enlightening trip out of ominous territory.


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