#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Into the abyss explores a triple murder which occurred in the small Texas City of Conroe in 2001. Michael Perry and Jason Burkett, under the influence of alcohol and drugs, murdered a middle-aged housewife; they then gunned down her stepson and his friend. The film features Conversations with the two inmates and those affected by their crime. Unlike many of the films that deal with crimes, into the abyss isn’t concerned with figuring out exactly what happened, but rather serves as an examination of why people – and the state – kill.
Plot: We do not know when and how we will die. Death Row inmates do. Werner Herzog embarks on a dialogue with Death Row inmates, asks questions about life and death and looks deep into these individuals, their stories, their crimes.
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A look into the lives surrounding a Texas execution
Herzog’s work may lend itself to interpretation more than most. And while it may just be a quibble of emphasis, I would not, as the other two reviewers here have, say this is essentially a documentary about ‘capital punishment’. Just as I would not say “grizzly man” was really a documentary about bear attacks. Herzog lets it be known he doesn’t approve of the death penalty, but mostly, like most Herzog documentaries, this just struck me as a portrait of (as another reviewer put it well) the “ill-fated”.
Certainly, if you go into this thinking you’re going to get Michael Moore style anti-death penalty agitprop, you’re going to be disappointed. This is a series of interviews with a Texas death row inmate scheduled for imminent execution (an inmate Herzog has characterized in interviews as a “truly frightening” human being) and the lives of some of those either the case, or the Texas Death Penalty system generally, have touched upon. It is probably the least sensationalistic account of its sort put on film. And for that alone, Herzog deserves praise.
Having lived in Houston for many years and knowing this area just north of it pretty well, I can say Herzog is able convey a lot about the area and its people, through the lens of this horrific act, very well.
Well, once more, what is it about, if not capital punishment…. I think Herzog in a related context (his “On Death Row” documentary series) may have put it best when an attorney he was interviewing noted ‘we all have a need to humanize’ and rationalize these people who have done terrible things, and Herzog stopped them to say “I don’t humanize them. I don’t want to humanize. They simply are human beings”. And that’s kind of how I saw ‘into the abyss’. It’s not an attempt to rationalize or humanize a triple-murderer, nor is it an attempt rationalize, demonize, or humanize state sanctioned execution. It’s just portrait of a piece of life as it is now lived.
Not Herzog’s best work.
On TV at the moment there is a TV series running called ” Death Row” which is directed by Werner Herzog . Obviously while filming the series ( or visa versa) he made this film . Released in the UK this week , Into The Abyss is an interesting look at death row and one of it’s inmates but sadly not half as interesting as the the TV series.
I like Werner Herzog. He’s the most German sounding German your ever likely to hear but with it he’s a very interesting film maker. He is extremely honest in his direction and has a charming naivety about him that makes his film extremely watchable.
This film follows inmate Michael Perry who , along with an accomplice killed three people without reason or thought. We see scene of crime videos which are quite harrowing and interviews with Perry himself and he seems like a reasonable young man . He admits he did the murders yet seems unfased about it. The problem is , is that Herzog does not pressure him enough about why he did it or even what he is going through on Death Row. Because of that the film is quite boring and quite sterile.
Another problem is the lack of time he gets with the inmate and that he had no time with him close to his execution.
This could have been so much better but i feel Herzog had his hands tied which prevented him making the film he really wanted to show.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 47 min (107 min)
Genre Documentary, Crime, Drama
Director Werner Herzog
Writer Werner Herzog
Actors Werner Herzog, Richard Lopez, Michael Perry
Country United States, United Kingdom, Germany
Awards 2 wins & 13 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 1.78 : 1
Film Length N/A
Negative Format HDCAM
Cinematographic Process N/A
Printed Film Format N/A