Woyzeck (1979)

Shame, vengeance, terror... love.

  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 1979-05-25
  • User Rating: 6.682/10 from 155 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 22min
  • Language: Deutsch
  • Production Company: Werner Herzog Filmproduktion
  • Production Country: Germany
  • Director: Werner Herzog
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Having fathered an illegitimate child with his lover, Marie, feckless soldier Franz Woyzeck takes odd jobs around his small town to provide some extra money for them. One of them is volunteering for experiments conducted by a local doctor, who puts Woyzeck on a diet of peas. This serves to drive him close to madness, and the discovery that Marie is involved in an affair with the local drum major exacerbates the situation. Pushed too far, Woyzeck resorts to violence.

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  • Klaus Kinski

    as Friedrich Johann Franz Woyzeck
  • Eva Mattes

    as Marie
  • Wolfgang Reichmann

    as Captain
  • Willy Semmelrogge

    as Doctor
  • Josef Bierbichler

    as Drum Major
  • Paul Burian

    as Andres
  • Volker Prechtel

    as Handwerksbursche
  • Dieter Augustin

    as Marktschreier
  • Irm Hermann

    as Margret
  • Wolfgang Bächler

    as Jew
  • Rosemarie Heinikel

  • Herbert Fux

    as Unteroffizier
  • Thomas Mettke

  • Maria Mettke

Writing Werner Herzog Screenplay
Directing Werner Herzog Director
Editing Beate Mainka-Jellinghaus Editor
Writing Georg Büchner Writer
Camera Jörg Schmidt-Reitwein Director of Photography
Production Walter Saxer Production Manager
Costume & Make-Up Gisela Storch Costume Design
Sound Harald Maury Sound Designer
Production Joschi Arpa Producer
Art Henning von Gierke Set Decoration