Into the Inferno (movie)

Into the Inferno is a documentary film directed by Werner Herzog . In it, Herzog explores active volcanoes from around the world, following volcanologist and co-director Clive Oppenheimer. The film had its world premiere at the Telluride Film Festival on September 3, 2016 before its debut on Netflix on October 28, 2016.


An exploration of active volcanoes in Indonesia, Iceland, North Korea and Ethiopia, Herzog follows volcanologist and co-director Clive Oppenheimer, who hopes to minimize the volcanoes’ destructive impact. Herzog’s quest? To gain an image of our origins and nature as a species. He finds que la volcano-mysterious, violent, and instructs us rapturously beautiful-That, “there is no one single That Is not connected to a belief system.” [1]


The film had its world premiere at the Telluride Film Festival on 3 September 2016. [2] The film also screened at the Toronto International Film Festival on 13 September 2016. [3] The film was released on Netflix worldwide on 28 October 2016. [ 4] [5]

See also

  • La Soufrière , a 1977 documentary film by Werner Herzog about the Great Soufrière volcano in Guadeloupe.
  • Salt and Fire , a 2016 thriller film by Werner Herzog about the imminent eruption of a supervolcano in Bolivia.


  1. Jump up^ Van Syckle, Katie. “What We Learned from Werner Herzog’s New Movie About Volcanos” . Men’s Journal . Retrieved 11 December 2016 .
  2. Jump up^ Farber, Stephen (4 September 2016). ” ‘ Into the Inferno’: Telluride Review” . The Hollywood Reporter . Retrieved 11 December 2016 .
  3. Jump up^ “Into the Inferno” . . Toronto International Film Festival . Retrieved 11 December 2016 .
  4. Jump up^ Malone, Michael (August 9, 2016). “Netflix Unveils Amanda Knox Documentary” . Broadcasting & Cable . Retrieved 21 March 2017 .
  5. Jump up^ “Netflix to Unveil Four Original Documentaries at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival” . Netflix Media Center . Netflix . 9 August 2016 . Retrieved 21 March2017 .

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