Into the Inferno (film)

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Into the Inferno
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Film poster
Directed byWerner Herzog
Produced by
  • Peter Zeitlinger
Edited byJoe Bini
Distributed byNetflix
Release date
  • 3 September 2016 (2016-09-03) (Telluride Film Festival)
  • 28 October 2016 (2016-10-28) (Worldwide)
Running time
104 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

Into the Inferno is a 2016 documentary film directed by Werner Herzog. In it, Herzog explores active volcanoes from around the world, and the people who live near them, with volcanologist and co-director Clive Oppenheimer. The film had its world premiere at the Telluride Film Festival on 3 September 2016 before its debut on Netflix on 28 October 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 is to gain an image of our origins and nature as a species. He finds that the volcano is mysterious, violent, and rapturously beautiful and instructs us that, “there is no single one 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]

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

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