With stunning views of eruptions and lava flows, Werner Herzog captures the raw power of volcanoes and their ties to indigenous spiritual practices.
Into the Inferno heads just where its title suggests: into the red-hot magma-filled craters of some of the world’s most active and astonishing volcanoes — taking the filmmaker on one of the most extreme tours of his long career. From North Korea to Ethiopia to Iceland to the Vanuatu Archipelago, humans have created narratives to make sense of volcanoes; as stated by Herzog, “volcanoes could not care less what we are doing up here.” Into the Inferno teams Herzog with esteemed volcanologist Clive Oppenheimer to offer not only an in-depth exploration of volcanoes across the globe but also an examination of the belief systems that human beings have created around the fiery phenomena.
“An exhilarating trip, filled with strange stories, fascinating rituals and ethereally beautiful images of bubbling magma and flowing lava”
New York Times
Written and Directed by Werner Herzog
Producers: Lucki Stipetic and André Singer
A Spring Films & Werner Herzog Films production for Netflix
With the support of the Creative Europe Programme – MEDIA of the European Union