Friday, June 26, 2009

Werner Herzog's La Soufrière

La Soufrière, Part one

Continuing my Herzog jag, I watched Werner Herzog's La Soufrière, his 1976 documentary about the evacuation of Guadeloupe before predicted volcano eruption and the one guy who refused to leave. I have much to say about this film, but it would spoil the metaphysically profound ending, so suffice to say, this thing is is beautiful, contemplative and like all of Herzog's work, compels you to both draw parallels that don't exist while planting you squarely in the facts.

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