Hungarian director Janos Szasz based this film on a famous 1837 German play, changing the alienated title character from a soldier to a railroad worker. Woyzeck (Lajos Kovacs) is a slovenly flag man in a Budapest railroad yard. At work he is harassed by his boss, an army captain who makes him run errands, shave him, and sweep the tracks constantly. At home he is cuckolded by his wife Marie (Diana Vacaru), who finds a policeman more exciting than her dull husband. Woyzeck's only friends are a homeless boy, a doctor who uses him for bizarre experiments, and a tattered Bible. As his humiliation increases, Woyzeck decides that it's time to make some changes in his life. ~ Michael Betzold, Rovi
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Okay, if you've seen the Herzog/Kinski version of the story you know what to expect. I give most of my stars for the films acting and cinematography. Soundtrack was also well-done. My only problem is that this film really doesn't have the flair of it's predecessor, and sluggishness of the story (virtually everyone and everything in this film can't seem to move quicker that 5 mi per hour) is a bit annoying. Overall, a well-done film!