Toronto: Werner Herzog Looks 'Into The Abyss' Of Death And Crime

09/11/2011 12:50 am ET | Updated Nov 10, 2011

Since the premiere of his new documentary last weekend at the Telluride Film Festival, filmmaker Werner Herzog has been saying that "Into the Abyss" could have been the title of any number of his films. On reflection he's probably right, as the wanderers, seekers and misfits that populate his fiction and documentary films alike all seem to face down the mysteries of the world. As it is, "Into the Abyss" is a look at a capital murder case in Texas from 2001 in which three people were killed, one man was executed and another faces 40 years in prison.