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Ratings & Reviews

  1. Lynch/Fellini's rating of the film La Soufrière

    Herzog's failed adventure provides an interesting observation of the relationship of man and nature.

  2. Fabio Osvaldo Carta's rating of the film La Soufrière

  3. fearraigh's rating of the film La Soufrière

    An early Herzog doc made for German TV in which he and his crew stalk an eerily deserted Martinican town and try to get as close as possible to the notorious volcano La Soufrière, whose eruption is supposedly imminent. A wonderful film that is at times haunting and surreal.

  4. Zac Weber's rating of the film La Soufrière

    The documentary is eerie because of its transparency. For the few who stayed on the island, Herzog forces us to ask—are they mad or simply at harmony with their predestination?

  5. smndvdcl's rating of the film La Soufrière

    Wow. Whether out of madness, fearless passion or both; we thank you Werner.

  6. Ginarley's rating of the film La Soufrière

    Utterly insane but wonderfully executed. There isn't much you can do except sit back, wonder, and admire.

  7. anarresti's rating of the film La Soufrière

    Such a precious gem. Brave. Honest. Beautiful.

  8. CarlosEsquives's rating of the film La Soufrière

    Un apasionante y arriesgada expedición. Todo empieza con esa curiosidad por un individuo que se resiste a abandonar una ciudad a punto de sufrir una destrucción. Herzog tiene olfato para los inviduos extraordinarios. Es además un obsesionado por la naturaleza que reta al ser humano. El director alemán para ello registra a medida que recita voz en off con un lenguaje lírico, como repasando el obituario de una ciudad.

  9. Blumes's rating of the film La Soufrière

    "The sea was full of dead snakes."

  10. goverselle's rating of the film La Soufrière

    daydreaming about apocalypsis

  11. Fabio Nosotti's rating of the film La Soufrière

  12. Howard Fritzson's rating of the film La Soufrière

  13. Scott Barley's rating of the film La Soufrière

  14. εξώτερο Διάστημα's rating of the film La Soufrière

    extreme directing could hardly be better illustrated by anyone else but Herzog.

  15. Tom Mikos's rating of the film La Soufrière

    The resistant peasant may be one of my favorite characters in cinema, and he's real.

  16. filmcapsule's rating of the film La Soufrière

    Another example of Herzog's obsession with the power and volatility of nature. The fact that the "inevitable disaster" doesn't occur almost proves Herzog's point. Nature is a powerful and unpredictable force: even its malevolence is unreliable. I like how the shots of him shouting and exaggeratedly pointing and gesturing, set against music, paint him as a silent movie hero.

  17. Daniel S.'s rating of the film La Soufrière

    ***1/2. Good documentary of the first part of Herzog's career. The director secretly hopes that he will witness another Pompei but nothing happens. Yet, after 30 minutes, you'll be persuaded to have seen La Soufrière's eruption thanks to Herzog's prophetic voice and great sense of dramaturgy. Recommended.

  18. Adam Cook's rating of the film La Soufrière

    30 minutes of delicious ecstatic truth.