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.




  • Veronica Ferres and Michael Shannon in Salt and Fire (2016)
  • Werner Herzog and Veronica Ferres at an event for Salt and Fire (2016)
  • Veronica Ferres and Michael Shannon in Salt and Fire (2016)
  • Veronica Ferres, Gael García Bernal, and Volker Michalowski in Salt and Fire (2016)
  • Werner Herzog, Veronica Ferres, Gael García Bernal, Nina Maag, and Volker Michalowski at an event for Salt and Fire (2016)
  • Veronica Ferres, Danner Ignacio Márquez Arancibia, and Gabriel Márquez Arancibia in Salt and Fire (2016)

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19 April 2017 | Gordon-11
The film is just unbelievable
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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Release Date:

7 April 2017


English, German, Quechua, Spanish

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Germany, France, Mexico, Bolivia, USA

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