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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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7 April 2017 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

So i vatra  »

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2.35 : 1
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Director's cameo - Werner Herzog is one of the passengers on the plane near the beginning of the film. See more »


Stabat Mater
[from the album "Eroberung des Nutzlosen: Gelesen von Werner Herzog"]
Music by Ernst Reijseger and Ensemble
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The only three positive reviews are from single use accounts (shilly)
28 May 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I am a life long fan of Herzog ever since Aguirre. And who has seen Burden of Dreams and not been astounded at the labor and pain he has been through to give us his great works of art.

But this film is truly truly the nadir of his works. It is just so obvious and one dimensional. Sadly We are also seeing Mike Shannon is a good character actor but is simply not a good actor.

By the way congrats to the marketing company. All three positive reviews of this bomb are from accounts whose only IMDb activity is to sign up, give this film a high review and never return. Probably the same person in the marketing dept.

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