Woyzeck, ein Film von Werner Herzog (1979)

Pity the poor soldier, the useless toy of the State, the plaything of doctors, the grotesque romantic who yearns to love, but cannot be loved. Thirty-one years after it was filmed, mostly in single takes in 18-days of shooting, the film perplexes and captivates the viewer. It is, at its most fundamental, a film about not fitting in. There are, once again, some astounding drawn out shots of Klaus Kinski running. Extraordinary acting, a fragmented story and script, disquieting themes of class differences, disenfranchisement, medical experimentation, jealousy, and mental illness.

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