Overview

In intimate conversations with those involved, including 28-year-old death row inmate Michael Perry (who was scheduled to die eight days after his interview with Herzog), legendary filmmaker Werner Herzog achieves what he describes as "a gaze into the abyss of the human soul." As he's so often done before, Herzog's investigation unveils layers of humanity, making an enlightening trip out of ominous territory.

  1. Werner Herzog

    Director, Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. Jason Burkett

    Himself

  2. Werner Herzog

    Werner Herzog

    Himself

  3. Michael Perry

    Himself

  4. Jeremy Richardson

    Himself

  5. Kristen Willis

    Herself

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Into the Abyss
Into the Abyss

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Status Released

Release Information

  • November 11, 2011
    PG-13
    Theatrical

    Meaning

    Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. Films given this rating may contain sexual content, brief or partial nudity, some strong language and innuendo, humor, mature themes, political themes, terror and/or intense action violence. However, bloodshed is rarely present. This is the minimum rating at which drug content is present.

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 45m

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