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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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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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Truly awful in every sense of the word
31 December 2016 | by See all my reviews

It was marketed as an eco-thriller with some big names involved; Michael Shannon and Werner Herzog being the two. That's where the good things behind the movie stop. It had some of the worst dialogue and acting I've ever witnessed, forced and painful to listen to and watch.

The story was almost non-existent as it was mostly just shots of the salt flats to try and detract away from the literal lack of basic movie elements. Werner Herzog should be ashamed and probably stick to documentary filmmaking.

I booed at the end of the screening, Werner was there in the front row and I hope he heard me.

My suggestion: STAY AWAY from this film, it is a painful viewing experience.

Seen at TIFF 2016.


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