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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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Werner Herzog

Writers:

Tom Bissell (short story: Aral), Werner Herzog
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Cast

Credited cast:
Veronica Ferres ... Laura Sommerfeld
Michael Shannon ... Matt Riley
Gael García Bernal ... Dr. Fabio Cavani
Volker Michalowski ... Dr. Arnold Meier (as Volker Zack Michalowski)
Lawrence Krauss ... Aristidis / Krauss
Anita Briem ... Flight Attendant
Danner Ignacio Márquez Arancibia Danner Ignacio Márquez Arancibia ... Huascar
Gabriel Márquez Arancibia Gabriel Márquez Arancibia ... Atahualpa
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lilly Krug ... Passenger
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Storyline

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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Germany | France | Mexico | Bolivia | USA

Language:

English | German | Quechua | Spanish

Release Date:

7 April 2017 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Bolivia See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$23,888
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Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Soundtracks

Fin Tantos Cassatores
Music by Ernst Reijseger and Ensemble
Publisher: Winter & Winter GmbH (GEMA)
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Tragically misunderstood
18 November 2017 | by timhebb-601-37167See all my reviews

It's an abomination to feature "reviews" by philistines who clearly have no more familiarity with films of distinction than mountain boars have with haute cuisine, which, of course, is wasted on them. They are like the ignorant savages who threw shade on Picasso because his revolutionary deconstruction of faces and figures violated their slavish and unimaginative devotion to representational art. Their obtuseness in the face of an artist like Herzog would not be lessened by my or anyone's efforts to enlighten them here. They are no doubt sealed in their benighted pits of uncomprehending intellectual quicksand for the remainder of their sad, ludicrous lives on earth. Instead of proudly demonstrating their unabashed ignorance here, they would be better advised to slink off to populate over-ripe venues like Rotten Tomatos.


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