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Woyzeck

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Woyzeck

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
Unrated
performer:
Diana Vacaru, Eva Mattes, Klaus Kinski, Lajos Kovacs, Roy Guerra
genre:
Drama, ActionAdventure, Foreign Language

We gave it a C-

Filmed in a series of desolate long shots juxtaposed with punishing facial close-ups — call it SqualorScope — this 1994 adaptation of Georg Buchner’s classic drama of existential crisis impresses visually but fails to connect emotionally. And, as in Werner Herzog’s 1978 version of Woyzeck, scenes that should be elemental come across as a bit too pointedly abstract. B-

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