Into the Abyss

"A heartbreaking look at American crime and punishment."
THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
"5/5 "This riveting, haunting work fits perfectly into Herzog's resume as one of our most important living filmmakers." "
HOLLYWOOD CHICAGO
""Extremely moving." "
David Denby, THE NEW YORKER
"4.5/5 "Masterpiece." "
FILM4
"4/4 "
Roger Ebert, CHICAGO SUN TIMES

Synopsis

This powerful documentary from filmmaking legend Werner Herzog traces the legacy of a triple homicide in Texas, from the victims' families to a man on death row.
Original Languages: English
Genre: Documentary
Running Time: 107 min.
Year: 2011

CREDITS

DIRECTED BY
Werner Herzog

TRAILER


PHOTOS

Lt. Damon Hall, Crater Lake, Montgomery County, Texas. Courtesy of Mongrel Media.
Director Werner Herzog and cinematographer Peter Zeitlinger, Death Row Cemetery, Huntsville, Texas. Courtesy of Mongrel Media.
Director Werner Herzog, Polunsky Unit, Death Row, Livingston Texas. Courtesy of Mongrel Media.
Werner Herzog and Amanda West, Cut and Shoot, Texas. Courtesy of Mongrel Media
Charles Richardson brother of murder victim Jeremy Richardson. Courtesy of Mongrel Media.
Michael Perry death row inmate, Polunsky Unit, Livingston, Texas. Executed July 1st, 2010. Courtesy of Mongrel Media.
Codefendant Jason Burkett Ellis Unit, Texas Department Criminal Justice. Courtesy of Mongrel Media.