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Salt and Fire (2016)

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A scientist blames the head of a large company for an ecological disaster in South America. But when a volcano begins to show signs of erupting, they must unite to avoid a disaster.

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Salt and Fire is about a mysterious hostage-taking where the leader of a small scientific delegation is deliberately stranded with two blind boys in an area of gigantic salt flats. Shot in Bolivia, the film stars Michael Shannon, Veronica Ferres and Gael García Bernal and was written and directed by Werner Herzog. Written by XLrator Media

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A Stunningly Beautiful Eco Thriller
9 November 2016 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

From the mind of Werner Herzog comes this beautifully shot and surprising movie. Three scientists researching a volcano are taken hostage by Matt Riley (played by Michael Shannon) and Krauss (played by ASU professor and theoretical physicist Lawrence Krauss).

What unfolds is a film that only Herzog could deliver, with his unusual cadence of dialogue coupled with a strong cast, this movie not only challenges you to look beyond the obvious but also delivers some very wry comedic lines. The salt flat in Bolivia where this was was filmed is every bit as breathtaking as the rest of the film. The ending is quite handily stolen by Krauss who demonstrates his trademark humour and playfulness quite well in an unexpected format.


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