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Salt and Fire
Not Rated, Thriller
Directed by Werner Herzog
Written by Tom Bissell(short story), Werner Herzog (screenplay)
Starring Gael García Bernal, Michael Shannon, Anita Briem
Featuring On-Screen Talk Back with Michael Shannon.
SALT AND FIRE, directed and written by one of the greatest figures of the New German Cinema, Werner Herzog.
It had its premiere at the Shanghai International Film Festival. It was selected to be screened in the Special Presentations section at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival.
Two ecologists (played by Veronica Ferres and Gael Garcia Bernal) are sent to South America as part of a U.N. investigation into an ecological disaster. They are quickly kidnapped by the villainous CEO (played by Michael Shannon) of a large company held responsible for the ecological disaster. But when a supervolcano nearby begins to show signs of erupting, they must unite to avoid a disaster.