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La Soufrière (1977)

La Soufrière - Warten auf eine unausweichliche Katastrophe (original title)
Herzog takes a film crew to the island of Guadeloupe when he hears that the volcano on the island is going to erupt. Everyone has left, except for one old man who refuses to leave. Herzog ... See full summary »

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Herzog takes a film crew to the island of Guadeloupe when he hears that the volcano on the island is going to erupt. Everyone has left, except for one old man who refuses to leave. Herzog catches the eeriness of an abandoned city, with stop lights cycling over an empty intersection. Written by Mike Konczewski

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Country:

West Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

3 December 2014 (France) See more »

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La soufrière See more »

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Mono

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[last lines]
Narrator: There was something pathetic for us in the shooting of this picture and therefore it ended a little bit embarassing. Now, it has become a report on an inevitable catastrophe that did not take place.
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Siegfried's Funeral Music (from The Ring of the Nibelung)
Composed by Richard Wagner.
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Great Early Herzog
24 November 2015 | by pvtsewSee all my reviews

I love Herzog. I love travel movies, and I love documentaries. Anybody who is into "abandoned porn" would love this. The abandoned city seemed like a dream for a zombie film maker back in the day. Now computers could probably do it, but to see a whole city deserted like that, especially with the volcanic smoke in the background, truly was apocalyptic.

The conversations with the people left behind were a little hard to follow, but still interesting. If a guy has nowhere to go, why should he leave? It's his home and, in the end, the volcano didn't interrupt after all. Vindication if there ever was.

Check it out. It's only 30 minutes anyway.


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