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Salt and Fire

Josh Cabrita

Werner Herzog’s first outright comedy, Salt and Fire is a stilted and surreal meditation on our relationship with nature. Replete with toilet humour and philosophical platitudes, this is as an artwork that transcends conventional notions of good or bad; the film simply is.

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Summary

Sent to South America to investigate an environmental disaster, a scientific team is kidnapped by a corporate CEO with mysterious motives.

Details

Director
Werner Herzog
Cast
Michael ShannonVeronica FerresGael García BernalWerner HerzogAnita BriemVolker MichalowskiLawrence Krauss
Genres
Thriller
Country
Bolivia, France, Germany, Mexico, USA
Language
Spanish, English
Available
Jul 7 2017
Duration
98min
Release Year
2016

Review

The magic begins to take hold, and by the end I was wondering if the film’s first half wasn’t meant as a self-consciously labored mockery of “ecological thrillers,” mere scaffolding for the German director’s more intuitive images and discoveries

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