WOYZECK / THE TRAGEDY OF A SIMPLE MAN
2012, Colour, Germany, Focus on World Cinema (full length movies)
Original language : german
Subtitles language : english
Nuran David Calis
Nuran David Calis. D'après/Based on: Woyzeck. De/By: Georg Büchner
Tom Schilling, Nora von Waldstätten, Simon Kirsch, Julischka Eichel, Christoph Franken, Markus Tomcyzk
Vivan Bhatti, Ketan Bhatti
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Woyzeck takes psychotropic drugs and punishes himself physically. He has no choice. It's his living. With what he earns selling his body and by working in a restaurant and in subway tunnels, he just about makes ends meet. Coming home to his wife Marie and his infant child, he’s an impotent wreck -- and definitely unable to afford the earrings he sees Marie wearing one day. She’s frustrated and the jewelry is a gift from the local pimp. Woyzeck wasn't supposed to find out. But he has. Plagued by voices, he loses his already weak grip on reality. He retreats into the tunnels with Marie and the baby. There Woyzeck is the master of life and death.
Born (1976) in Bielefeld, Germany to Jewish-Armenian parents from Turkey, Nuran David Calis studied directing at Otto-Falckenberg-Schule in Munich and produced music videos. He works as a director, screenwriter and playwright. His plays include Dogland, Black and Einer von uns. He directed a TV adaptation of Wedekind's Spring Awakening and a first feature, MY MOTHER, MY BROTHER AND I (2008).
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