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Herzog goes Into the Abyss

The trailer for Werner Herzog’s latest documentary is now online.

I saw it at the Toronto International Film Festival in September and took a lot from it. It’s always going to be hard to find balance and humour when capital punishment is your subject matter and you’ve to talk to killers and victim’s families, but Herzog does a magnificent job.

Since TIFF the film has played at a number of festivals, including a recent screening at the London Film Festival. It will receive a limited release in North America from November 11th before being shown on Investigation Discovery – the Discovery Channel were the film’s financiers so get first dibs.

A full spooool review is forthcoming. But in the meantime here’s a lovely chat Werner did with The Guardian at TIFF.

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Nigel loves stupid films almost as much as he likes clever films. He'll watch anything but is usually drawn to documentaries, North American independent films, Irish cinema and gung-ho, balls-to-the-walls Hollywood blockbusters. Here's what he's been watching.