Into the Inferno

Werner Herzog, is gifted and famous documentary director of films I’ve reviewed like “Cave of Forgotten Dreams.” He has a long list of directing stupendous films that have inspired audience since the 1960’s. You can more or less pick anything from his list and be totally blown away. Another one I really dig is “Grizzly Man.”

Into the Inferno (2016)
1h 44min | Documentary | 28 October 2016 (USA)
An exploration of active volcanoes around the world.
Director: Werner Herzog
Writer: Werner Herzog
Stars: Werner Herzog, Clive Oppenheimer, Katia Krafft

We travel from Iceland to Washington State in this film. Herzog gives plenty of raw, living lava footage to feast your wide eyes upon. He also conducts captivating interviews with people from civilizations and communities near volcanoes. It’s no surprise to me that tribes as large as the Korean people have attributed deity to these structures. All believe they take and give life.

Leave it to Herzog to give us 90 minutes of film as background for us to ponder history and our feeble existence. After watching this I felt as if my face had beheld the volcano’s fire and absorbed some of its power. If you’re a documentary fan and even better a Herzog fan, this one’s a must-see. 10/10.

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