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26 Ratings


Directed by János Szász
Hungary, 1994


Buchner’s classic drama is powerfully updated in this modern tale of a man, Woyzeck, who leads a horrific existence.

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Woyzeck Directed by János Szász

Awards & Festivals

European Film Awards

1994 | Winner: Young European Film of the Year

Chicago International Film Festival

1994 | Winner: Best Cinematography (Gold Plaque)

What are people saying?

  • El Biffo's rating of the film Woyzeck

    Woyzeck is a miserable loser, but he's cool with it, an anti-hero sorta like The Dude or Philip Marlowe, It's OK with him. Based on the same play by Georg Buchner as Herzog's film. This one doesn't have Kinski, but it has cool b&w photography that makes everything incredibly bleak. Different from Herzog's, but both are great.

  • εξώτερο Διάστημα's rating of the film Woyzeck

    These people are dark lumps of soil that can’t be covered by the heaviest snow, mobile black earth, the last in queue. Clouds rush over their land on high and shaky stilts like weakened storks striding to join elsewhere a merrier clan. The billows scoot and gasp - a bosom that will spill its content in another country, on hungry verdant land, away from this incinerated ground where eyes collect green flares from the

  • Scott Barley's rating of the film Woyzeck

    To express something that could be said for a larger ilk of Eastern European films and their makers (Tarr, Bartas, German, Fehér, Kelemen et al.) during this particular period of cinematic (and socio-political) history; The unadulterated cacophony of human moroseness and absurdity anthropomorphised into the unadulterated harmony of cinema.

  • skjvr's rating of the film Woyzeck

    trendy due to when it was created, but it turns the classic play into an incredibly bleak film. the majority of us can place ourselves in his shoes, drifting despondently through an ugly and filthy landscape, yearning to escape loneliness, grasp our individual ideals - only to shatter like a pane of glass, landing in the filth that surrounds us

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