Feature Length Documentary

Werner Herzog’s latest stunning documentary explores the human cost of crime and its consequences, following the moving story of Michael Perry and Jason Burkett, two young men who were found guilty of three capital murders.

Perry was executed eight days after filming commenced while Burkett was sentenced only to life in prison. Unravelling the legacy left by the crimes from separate viewpoints, including the victim’s families and prison staff, Herzog’s masterful exploration of life on Death Row shows the devastating effects on all involved.

Winner of the Grierson Award for Best Documentary at the London Film Festival, Into The Abyss is poignant, lyrical and ranks among the director’s finest works to date.

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“Werner Herzog’s documentary about a triple murder in Texas is a compelling reflection on capital punishment” 

The Guardian

“Certain to be among the year’s most-seen and most-lauded non-fiction features”

The Hollywood Reporter


London Film Festival Grierson Award Winner


Directed by Werner Herzog
Executive Producer – Andre Singer

A Creative Differences production in association with Spring Films.