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SALT AND FIRE

SALT AND FIRE
photo © Lena Herzog

SALT AND FIRE is a film 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, starring Veronica Ferres, Michael Shannon, and Gael Garcia Bernal, written and directed by Werner Herzog.


Werner Herzog was born in 1942 and has produced, written and directed more than 60 films, published more than a dozen books of prose, and directed as many operas. A selection of his films includes: EVEN DWARFS STARTED SMALL (AUCH ZWERGE HABEN KLEIN ANGEFANGEN, 1970), LAND OF SILENCE AND DARKNESS (LAND DES SCHWEIGENS UND DER DUNKELHEIT, 1971), FATA MORGANA (1971), AGUIRRE: THE WRATH OF GOD (AGUIRRE, DER ZORN GOTTES, 1972), EVERY MAN FOR HIMSELF AND GOD AGAINST ALL (JEDER FUER SICH UND GOTT GEGEN ALLE, 1974), HEART OF GLASS (HERZ AUS GLAS, 1976), LA SOUFRIÈRE (1977), STROSZEK (1977), WOYZECK (1979), NOSFERATU THE VAMPIRE (NOSFERATU: PHANTOM DER NACHT, 1979), FITZCARRALDO (1982), WHERE THE GREEN ANTS DREAM (WO DIE GRUENEN AMEISEN TRAEUMEN, 1984), COBRA VERDE (1988), ECHOES FROM A SOMBRE EMPIRE (ECHOS AUS EINEM DUESTEREN REICH , 1990), SCREAM OF STONE (SCHREI AUS STEIN, 1991), LESSONS OF DARKNESS (LEKTIONEN IN FINSTERNIS, 1992), BELLS FROM THE DEEP (GLOCKEN AUS DER TIEFE, 1993), MY BEST FIEND (MEIN LIEBSTER FEIND - KLAUS KINSKI, 1999), INVINCIBLE (2001), TEN MINUTES OLDER: THE TRUMPET (2002), WHEEL OF TIME (RAD DER ZEIT, 2003), GRIZZLY MAN (2005), THE WILD BLUE YONDER (2005), RESCUE DAWN (2006), ENCOUNTERS AT THE END OF THE WORLD (2007), BAD LIEUTENANT (2009), MY SON, MY SON, WHAT HAVE YE DONE (2009), THE CAVE OF FORGOTTEN DREAMS (DIE HÖHLE DER VERGESSENEN TRÄUME, 2010), and INTO THE ABYSS (2011).
Genre Thriller
Category Feature
Year of Production 2016
Director Werner Herzog
Screenplay Werner Herzog
Cinematography Peter Zeitlinger
Cast Veronica Ferres, Michael Shannon, Gael Garcia Bernal, Volker Michalowski, Lawrence Krauss, Anita Briem
Producers Werner Herzog, Nina Maag, Michael Benaroya, Pablo Cruz
Production Companies Construction Film/Munich, Benaroya Pictures, Skellig Rock, in co-production with Canana Films, ZDF, ARTE
Length 93 min
Original Version
 English
Festivals Shanghai 2016 (Golden Goblet Competition), Toronto 2016, Zurich 2016, Istanbul 2017, Ankara 2017
With backing from FilmFernsehFonds Bayern
German Distributor Camino Filmverleih/Stuttgart

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