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Salt and Fire ()


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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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Laura Sommerfeld
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Matt Riley
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Dr. Fabio Cavani
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Dr. Arnold Meier (as Volker Zack Michalowski)
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Aristidis / Krauss
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Flight Attendant
Danner Ignacio Márquez Arancibia ...
Huascar
Gabriel Márquez Arancibia ...
Atahualpa
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Passenger
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Man with One Story (uncredited)

Directed by

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Werner Herzog

Written by

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Werner Herzog ... (written by) &
Tom Bissell ... (short story: Aral)

Produced by

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Michael Benaroya ... producer
Daniel Blum ... co-producer
Rémi Burah ... co-producer
Pablo Cruz ... producer
Benoît Dalle ... co-producer
Pierre Denoits ... co-producer
Reinhold Elschot ... co-producer
Veronica Ferres ... producer
Gael García Bernal ... executive producer
Fabian Glubrecht ... executive producer
Wayne Marc Godfrey ... executive producer
James Ashley-Turner Hall ... executive producer
Werner Herzog ... producer
Robert Jones ... executive producer
Diego Luna ... executive producer
Nina Maag ... producer
Xavier Martinot ... co-producer
Gregory McLachlan ... executive producer
Amara Palacios ... producing executive
Olivier Père ... co-producer
Ben Sachs ... executive producer
Arturo Sampson ... executive producer / line producer
Andreas Schreitmüller ... co-producer

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Ernst Reijseger

Cinematography by

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Peter Zeitlinger

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Joe Bini

Editorial Department

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Alex Bushe ... associate editor
Lucas B. Masson ... trailer
Bianca Rudolph ... lead digital colorist

Production Design by

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Ulrich Bergfelder ... (as Uli Bergfelder)

Costume Design by

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Esther Walz

Production Management

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Martin Corkidi ... production manager
Ernesto Garabito ... production manager
Álvaro Manzano Zambrana ... unit production manager (as Alvaro Manzano)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Valeria Ariñez ... second assistant director

Art Department

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Susana Chaparro Alvarado ... set designer

Sound Department

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Christopher Atkinson ... first assistant sound
Tschangis Chahrokh ... re-recording mixer
Boris Riccardo D'Agostino ... Italian language re-recording mixer
Christof Ebhardt ... supervising sound editor
Magda Habernickel ... sound editor
Michael Karl Huber ... sound post-production producer
Bernhard Maurer ... foley mixer
Paul Paragon ... production sound mixer
Michael Stancyk ... foley artist
Daniel Vogl ... head of ARRI Sound

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Jürgen Schopper ... creative director visual effects

Camera and Electrical Department

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Finn Gosch ... electrician: germany
Frantisek Novák ... focus puller
Tom Rotsch ... drone technician / gaffer / second assistant camera / video operator
Alke Marianne Scherrmann ... digital imaging technician
Erik Söllner ... first assistant camera
Peter Zeitlinger ... drone camera pilot

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Maite Tarilonte ... costume supervisor

Music Department

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Peter Fuchs ... score mixer

Script and Continuity Department

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Silvia Zeitlinger Vas ... continuity (as Silvia Zeitlinger) / script supervisor (as Silvia Zeitlinger)

Additional Crew

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Andreas Bareiss ... legal counsel
Ralf Berchtold ... producing executive
Christian de Gallegos ... international distribution
Stephanie Hayward-Schneider ... production coordinator: Germany (as Stephanie Schneider)
Alex Hundt ... coordinator of international sales
Marcin Janowski ... international marketing and publicity executive
Claudia Salcedo ... assistant: Gael García Bernal
Peter Zeitlinger ... drone pilot

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Frank Buchs ... special thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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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Also Known As
  • Desierto de fuego (Spain)
  • 盐与火 (China, Mandarin title)
  • Tuz ve Ateş (Turkey, Turkish title)
  • Соль и пламя (Russia)
  • Deserto em Fogo (Brazil)
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  • 98 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia (Director Cameo) Werner Herzog: One of the passengers on the plane near the beginning of the film. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Starfilm (2017). See more »
Soundtracks A Una Rosa (Voche 'E Notte Antica) See more »

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