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La Soufriere

West Germany, 1977 (MIFF 1985, Oberhausen Retrospective - Short Films of Famous Directors)

Director: Werner Herzog

In August 1976, Werner Herzog travelled with his film team to the French island Guadeloupe, where volcano La Soufriere was about to explode with the power of six atomic bombs...

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