Woyzeck Movie Information

Movie Information

Overall Rank: 2606

Average Rating: 2.9/4

# of Ratings: 19

Theatrical Release Date: 08/24/1979

Language: German

Genre: Drama

MPAA Rating: NR

Director: Werner Herzog

Actors: Klaus Kinski, Eva Mattes, Wolfgang Reichmann, Willy Semmelrogge, Josef Bierbichler, Paul Burian

Plot: In a town, soldier, orderly and husband Woyzeck is an anomaly. He sometimes hears voices and feels disjointed with those around him. His captain treats him as a fool, the local doctor treats him as cruel test subject and his wife often flirts and has affairs. Yet when he finally learns the truth, it will lead to a confrontation based on his increasing madness. -- Chris Kavan

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Rating of
1/4

SIngli6 - wrote on 03/24/2017

Whether its the poor aging of Georg B├╝chner's original play, or Klaus Kinski's impenetrable and frankly hilarious performance, or even the fact the opening credits of this movie feature sped up footage of Kinski tackling a military fitness regimen, but Woyzeck was a tremendously isolating film that failed to compensate for that isolation with anything particularly intelligent or thought-provoking to say. Werner Herzog's trademark slow pacing can be wonderfully atmospheric with the right script, but here it just makes 80 minutes spent in a very unpleasant world stretch to eternity. Avoid.

Rating of
4/4

mitchellyoung - wrote on 06/15/2011

Klaus Kinski is entrancing as the violent and manic army officer Woyzeck. The severity of the revenge plot is raised to greatness by Kinski's full-bodied performance. The film would not have been as great with another actor at the helm.

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