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Release Date: April 7th, 2017

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 38 min

Plot Summary
A shady businessman (Michael Shannon) abducts a scientist (Veronica Ferres) in Bolivia and leaves her stranded in the middle of gigantic salt flats with two blind boys.

Cast: Veronica Ferres, Michael Shannon, Gael García Bernal, Volker Michalowski, Lawrence Krauss, Anita Briem

Director: Werner Herzog

Genres: Thriller

Production Co: Construction Film, Arte, Canana Films, Werner Herzog Filmproduktion, Benaroya Pictures

Distributors: XLrator Media

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  • Salt and Fire is a doodle, suggesting an assemblage of ecological riffs and fantasias that Werner Herzog may have entertained while making Into the Inferno. show more

  • Described by Werner Herzog as “a daydream that doesn’t follow the rules of cinema,” Salt and Fire may be rule-breaking, but the result is one of the director’s least appealing adventures. show more

  • It’s certainly a striking location for a story: a blinding white sun-baked blank slate on which anything can be written. It’s just a little unfortunate that the story Herzog chooses to tell is so frustratingly enigmatic and unformed. show more

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