Salt and Fire

Genre:  Drama, Thriller | Running Time:  93 min.
Release Date: December 31, 2015

Current rating: Rating: 5.00
based on 4 votes and 1 reviews
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Cast: Michael Shannon, Gael García Bernal, Veronica Ferres, Volker Michalowski, Lawrence Krauss, Anita Briem

Synopsis

A scientist (Veronica Ferres) clashes with a corporate CEO over responsibility regarding an ecological disaster. When she learns of a supervolcano potentially erupting in the region, she must team up with her own enemy to avoid a global catastrophe.

Director: Werner Herzog
Studio: Benaroya Pictures
Producer(s): Michael Benaroya, Pablo Cruz, Werner Herzog, Nina Maag
Screenplay: Werner Herzog

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  • 5 stars "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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