Everything in town appears calm, placid, lovely. But Woyzeck, a rifleman assigned as an orderly, hears voices -- the times are out of joint, at least in his cosmos. To his captain, Woyzeck is a comic marvel: ignorant but courageous, full of energy to little purpose. To a local doctor, Woyzeck is a curiosity, the object of cruel study. Woyzeck, 40, has a young wife, Marie, and a small child. He dotes on them, but Marie, even though she has periods of guilt and remorse, carries on affairs and flirtations. When the captain lets drop broad hints of Woyzeck's being a cuckold, his inner demons and the voices of the spheres take over. Will madness bring action? Of what sort?
Did You Know?
It should be noted the beautiful Adagio for Oboe by Alessandro and Benedetto Marcello which accompanies this incredible filming of the scene of the murder played by Klaus Kinski and Eva Martes. See more
As a barber, Woyzeck smears some foam on the Captain's forehead, but when the camera changes, the foam's gone. See more
[to her man during a fight
I'd rather have a knife in my body than your hand on me.
Version of Woyzeck