Salt and Fire

Synopsis: Salt and Fire is 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, the film stars Michael Shannon, Veronica Ferres and Gael García Bernal and was written and directed by Werner Herzog.
Genre: Thriller
Director(s): Werner Herzog
Production: Xlrator Media
  3 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
98 min

Let's stick together.

Someone will show up

sooner or later.

Hello, hello.

I'm sorry I'm late.

It's me. Welcome.

Oh, professor sommerfeld.

Welcome, welcome.


- Doctor cavani, welcome.

- Yes.

You must be Dr. meier.

Welcome to you, too, sir.


Did you have a good flight?

Yeah. Good.

We are just

a little bit jet-lagged.

Of course, I can understand.

Oh, I'm sorry,

i haven't introduced myself.

I am aristides

from the ministry.


Yes. Aristides.


...the minister

and his group apologize.

There has been

a change of plans.

The minister is already

in oruro,

and he asks that you

take his plane directly there.

"Forgive us, kind gentlemen,

but we are forced to meet you

in oruro later today."

The letterhead

says internal security.

Isn't our liaison

the minister of agriculture

and the environment?

Oh, there's been a mistake.

This shouldn't be here.

A mistake?

Yes. This is a mistake. Uh...


I wasn't supposed

to let you know,

but I am obliged to now.

The minister is, in fact,

also associated with

the security establishment.

It shows

his increasing importance

within the government.

But we don't

have our luggage yet.

Oh, don't worry about that.

Don't worry about anything.

My boys will take care

of everything.

In fact, they'll see you

through security.

No inspections, no passports.

I just need your luggage tags

and we'll have your luggage

taken directly to the plane.


Sounds like a treat.

Okay. Let's go.

I'm afraid

I'll have to leave you here.

- And our luggage?

- It's already loaded.

How did you load it so quickly?

This isn't a German airport

or New York.

We are much more efficient.

It's just my instruments.

I don't care about my shirts,

but my equipment.

Let us worry about all that.

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Werner Herzog

Werner Herzog (German: [ˈvɛɐ̯nɐ ˈhɛɐ̯tsoːk]; born 5 September 1942) is a German screenwriter, film director, author, actor, and opera director. Herzog is a figure of the New German Cinema, along with Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Margarethe von Trotta, Volker Schlöndorff, Werner Schröter, and Wim Wenders. Herzog's films often feature ambitious protagonists with impossible dreams, people with unique talents in obscure fields, or individuals who are in conflict with nature.French filmmaker François Truffaut once called Herzog "the most important film director alive." American film critic Roger Ebert said that Herzog "has never created a single film that is compromised, shameful, made for pragmatic reasons, or uninteresting. Even his failures are spectacular." He was named one of the world's 100 most influential people by Time magazine in 2009. more…

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