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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.
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
Runtime 93 min
Festivals Shanghai 2016 (Golden Goblet Competition), Toronto 2016, Zurich 2016, Istanbul 2017, Ankara 2017
With backing from FilmFernsehFonds Bayern
German Distributor Camino Filmverleih/Stuttgart

World Sales
International Film Trust (IFT)