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Release Date: May 25, 1979

Year    :   1979
Slogan    :   «Shame, vengeance, terror... love.»
Genres    :   Drama
Production Companies    :   Werner Herzog Filmproduktion, ZDF
Director    :   Werner Herzog
Producers    :   Walter Saxer, Joschi Arpa
Writers    :   Werner Herzog, Georg Büchner
RunTime    :   82 mins.

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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