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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 12A
Cast
Michael Perry
Jason Burkett
Directors
Werner Herzog
Screenwriters
Running Time
107 minutes

Into The Abyss
Law And Order, Herzog style


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Into The Abyss

Plot
Herzog travels to Death Row in Conroe, Texas, to examine a triple homicide case and asks the big questions: not only why do people kill, but why the State feels compelled to do the same in response. He talks to people on both sides of the bloody equation, the incarcerated perpetrators, the families and friends of the victims as well as those who choose to work within a system created to kill.


Verdict
A haunting portrayal of people who are neither completely innocent nor wholly evil, and the terrible price of killing, whether in the pursuit of a sports car or in the name of justice.


Reviewed by Philip Wilding

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