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.
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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.
Siegfried's Funeral Music (from The Ring of the Nibelung)
Composed by Richard Wagner
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