Producer: Péter Barbalics
Cast: Lajos Kovács, Alekszandr Porohovscsikov, Péter Haumann,
Sándor Gáspár, Diana Vacaru
Georg Buchner's play, filmed several times before (including a memorable
adaptation by Werner Herzog), is brought to the screen again with vivid, chilling
results by Janos Szasz. Living in desperate poverty, harassed by his manager at
the railyard and ignored by his wife, troubled Woyzeck allows himself to be the
subject of medical testing in order to support his family. He finally reaches his
limit when he discovers his wife having an affair with a policeman and the
betrayal pushes him to violence. The black-and-white photography effectively
captures the bleak emotional landscape. "A stark, boldly expressive nod to the
shadows and angles of silent-era German cinema" (Onion A.V. Club).
Winner of the Felix Prize at the 1994 Berlin Film Festival.
1993, feature film, 35mm, B&W, 93 min.