Into the Abyss



Conversations with death row inmate Michael Perry and those affected by his crime serve as an examination of capital punishment.

"Into the Abyss" is a clear indictment on the death sentence being both nonsensical and cruel. The case at the centre of this documentary study is a deeply saddening one, where victims and perpetrators have been haunted by their decisions and sorrow for over a decade. No stone is left unturned in the hands of a director who does not shy from the confronting questions, unveiling a tragic history of crime and violence in a troubled community. An eye for an eye.

Anthony Macali

MIFF 2012
107 mins