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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:

Werner Herzog, Tom Bissell (short story: Aral)
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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
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Lilly Krug ... Passenger
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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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Thriller

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Werner Herzog: One of the passengers on the plane near the beginning of the film. See more »


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A Una Rosa (Voche 'E Notte Antica)
Music by Ernst Reijseger and Ensemble
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The film is just unbelievable
19 April 2017 | by Gordon-11See all my reviews

This film tells the story of a team of three scientists who are sent to South America by the United Nations to investigate the extent of environmental damage by a multinational corporation. After arrival, they get kidnapped and imprisoned against their will.

The plot summary makes the story sound like a thriller or a mystery, but it is surely none of these. The leading scientist, Laura, is so calm and assertive that there is little tension. In addition, the relationship between the captor and the kidnapped is so cordial and polite, that it just does not look like a kidnapping. It is more like two friends talking about everything in the world. Then, towards the middle of the film, Laura is abandoned in a remote spot. Again, she is so calm and relaxed about the life threatening situation, that she manages to play a game of Ludo! The story is just unbelievably absurd, and it is plain boring. I can imagine that the film would not have been made, if it was not for the well respected and revered director. If it was not for the amazing scenery, I would have rated it even lower.


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Germany | France | Mexico | Bolivia | USA

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English | German | Quechua | Spanish

Release Date:

7 April 2017 (USA) See more »

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$23,888
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Dolby Digital

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2.35 : 1
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