7.2/10
297
1 user 2 critic

Woyzeck (1994)

Not Rated | | Drama | 24 February 1994 (Hungary)
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 ... See full summary »

Director:

János Szász

Writers:

Georg Büchner (play), János Szász
Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

9 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Mail for translation. A harmincöt év körüli, elvált, anyagi gondokkal küszködö férfit egy napon a véletlen a postahivatalba sodorja, ahol tanúja lesz egy fegyveres ... See full summary »

Director: Attila Janisch
Stars: Éva Almássy Albert, Zsófia Baji, Miroslaw Baka
The Notebook (2013)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Twin siblings enduring the harshness of WWII in a village on the Hungarian border hedge their survival on studying and learning from the evil surrounding them.

Director: János Szász
Stars: László Gyémánt, András Gyémánt, Piroska Molnár
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A drug-addicted doctor (Thomsen) who works in an asylum discovers that one of his patients (Stubo) is a gifted writer.

Director: János Szász
Stars: Ulrich Thomsen, Kirsti Stubø, Zsolt László
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

An all-woman crate factory's new fireman installs a hidden camera in the women's dressing room for the male management's pleasure, eventually boosting business.

Director: Péter Tímár
Stars: Ádám Rajhona, Róbert Koltai, Judit Németh
Eldorádó (1988)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Director: Géza Bereményi
Stars: Károly Eperjes, Judit Pogány, Enikõ Eszenyi
Woyzeck (1979)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Franz Woyzeck is a hapless, hopeless soldier, alone and powerless in society, assaulted from all sides by forces he can not control.

Director: Werner Herzog
Stars: Klaus Kinski, Eva Mattes, Wolfgang Reichmann
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A large, claustrophobic apartment is the setting for this intense chamber drama. In this dense setting, the inhabitants of the apartment reveal their darkest secrets, fears, obsessions and hostilities.

Director: Béla Tarr
Stars: Hédi Temessy, Erika Bodnár, Miklós Székely B.
Easy Lessons (2018)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Kafia is 17 years old. Two years ago, she fled to Europe, Hungary on her own, escaping from a child marriage in Somalia. She has been living in a state children's home in Budapest ever ... See full summary »

Director: Dorottya Zurbó
Stars: Kafiya
Nyitva (2018)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Relationship dramedy about an everyday couple adventuring through the confusing thrills of non-monogamy.

Director: Orsi Nagypal
Stars: Csilla Radnay, Lehel Kovács, Bori Péterfy
Bad Poems (2018)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

33-years old Tamás Merthner is heartbroken, after his girlfriend Anna, who is on a scholarship in Paris, breaks up with him. While wallowing in self-pity, Tamás takes a trip down memory ... See full summary »

Director: Gábor Reisz
Stars: Gábor Reisz, Katica Nagy, Zsolt Kovács
Roncsfilm (1992)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Mail for translation. 1989-ben vagyunk, a kelet-europai szocializmusok osszeomlasanak nevezetes esztendejeben. Mindazonaltal a Roncsfilmnek egyetlen mozzanata sem utal... See full summary »

Director: György Szomjas
Stars: Ági Szirtes, Zoltán Mucsi, Sándor Gáspár
Witman fiúk (1997)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Turn-of-the-century Hungary. Two young brothers, neglected by their cold and uncaring mother, descend deeper and deeper into psychosis, with tragic consequences.

Director: János Szász
Stars: Maia Morgenstern, Alpár Fogarasi, Szabolcs Gergely
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Lajos Kovács Lajos Kovács ... Woyzeck
Diana Vacaru Diana Vacaru ... Mari
Éva Igó Éva Igó ... Mari (voice)
Aleksandr Porokhovshchikov ... Kapitány
Gábor Reviczky Gábor Reviczky ... Kapitány (voice)
Péter Haumann Péter Haumann ... Orvos
Sándor Gáspár Sándor Gáspár ... Policeman
Sándor Varga Sándor Varga ... Fiú
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
András Burján András Burján
Imre Burján Imre Burján
Mária Chell Mária Chell
József Danyi József Danyi
Ildikó Dobos Ildikó Dobos
Zsolt Dobozi Zsolt Dobozi
Pál Ducsai Pál Ducsai
Edit

Storyline

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 litt Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

based on play | See All (1) »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Hungary

Language:

Hungarian

Release Date:

24 February 1994 (Hungary) See more »

Also Known As:

Βόιτσεκ See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Version of Woyzeck (1966) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

A Hungarian updating of a classic German tragedy
21 March 2000 | by Richard_Harland_SmithSee all my reviews

János Szász's WOYZECK updates Georg Büchman's 1837 tragedy, shifting the action from the German provinces to modern Budapest and recasting its soldier protagonist as a lowly railway flagman. Lajos Kovács (WINGS OF DESIRE) stars as the misused Woyzeck, who ekes out a miserable existence sweeping train tracks, running errands for a bullying army captain and acting as a human guinea pig for a local doctor with ideas about free will. When his common-law wife begins an affair with a local cop, Woyzeck's pocket Bible and near-starvation diet point him on a downward spiral of twisted redemption.

While director Szász has taken certain liberties with the text – he eliminates the character of Andres, having Woyzeck confide in an unnamed youth who may be the specter of the son his rage will soon orphan – his adaptation is remarkably faithful to Büchman's theme of the dehumanization of the common man by the machinations of Order and fleshes out the play's unsympathetic ciphers, making even the manipulative authority figures pathetically understandable. Tibor Máthé's searing black and white cinematography gives the film, with its industrial winter landscape, a nigh science-fiction ambiance, putting the viewer in the mind of Andrei Tarkovsky's STALKER and David Lynch's ERASERHEAD, whose befuddled Henry Spencer could be a cousin to Woyzeck.


15 of 15 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See one user review »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed