La Soufrière – Warten auf eine unausweichliche Katastrophe ("La Soufrière – Waiting for an Inevitable Disaster") is a 1977 West German documentary film in which German director Werner Herzog visits an island on which a volcano is predicted to erupt. The pretext of this film was provided when Herzog "heard about the impending volcanic eruption, that the island of Guadeloupe had been evacuated and that one peasant had refused to leave, [he] knew [he] wanted to go talk to him and find out what kind of relationship towards death he had" (Cronin). Herzog explores the deserted streets of the towns on the island. The crew of three treks up to the caldera, where clouds of sulfurous steam and smoke shift drift like "harbingers of death" (Peucker), an example of the sublime Herzog seeks to conjure i

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  • La Soufrière – Warten auf eine unausweichliche Katastrophe ("La Soufrière – Waiting for an Inevitable Disaster") is a 1977 West German documentary film in which German director Werner Herzog visits an island on which a volcano is predicted to erupt. The pretext of this film was provided when Herzog "heard about the impending volcanic eruption, that the island of Guadeloupe had been evacuated and that one peasant had refused to leave, [he] knew [he] wanted to go talk to him and find out what kind of relationship towards death he had" (Cronin). Herzog explores the deserted streets of the towns on the island. The crew of three treks up to the caldera, where clouds of sulfurous steam and smoke shift drift like "harbingers of death" (Peucker), an example of the sublime Herzog seeks to conjure in his films. Herzog converses in French with three different men he finds remaining on the island: one says he is waiting for death, and demonstrates his posture for doing so; another says he has stayed to look after the animals. In the end, the volcano did not erupt, thus sparing the lives of those who had remained on the island, including Herzog and his crew. Werner Herzog's films tend to focus on those outside of mainstream society, often on individuals who exhibit a completely egocentric picture of the world. Driven by either madness or complete harmony with nature, the subjects of Herzog's films exemplify life at its most spiritually extreme. The people who remained on the island had accepted their fate, and had given their lives to God. One man seemed surprised that Herzog would even question his resignation to die at the hands of the volcano. Others simply did not see the point in evacuating the island. Death (and the eruption of the volcano) cannot be escaped, only temporarily avoided. Those who remained had given their lives to God and did not see the point in trying to run away from that which cannot be conquered, and should not be feared. (en)
  • La Soufrière (La Soufrière - Warten auf eine unausweichliche Katastrophe, lett. "La Soufrière – In attesa di una catastrofe inevitabile") è un documentario del 1977 diretto da Werner Herzog. Nel 1976, nell'imminenza di un'eruzione annunciata, l'isola di Guadalupa venne evacuata. Alla notizia che un contadino si rifiutava di lasciare l'isola nonostante il pericolo, Herzog partì con la sua troupe per comprendere meglio questa posizione e documentarla su pellicola. Si tratta forse del film più rischioso del regista tedesco, che va letteralmente incontro alla potenza primordiale della natura e ad un pericolo imminente che costringe a riflessioni esistenziali e spinge ad osservare la condizione di povertà materiale e dignità spirituale dell'uomo. Questo film è un documento di grande importanza per l'isola di Guadalupa, della quale testimonia un momento storico. La prevista eruzione catastrofica, poi, non ebbe luogo. (it)
  • La Soufrière Information Pour plus de détails, voir et La Soufrière (La Soufrière - Warten auf eine unausweichliche Katastrophe) est un court métrage documentaire allemand réalisé par Werner Herzog, sorti en 1977. (fr)
  • «Ла-Суфриер: Ожидание одной неизбежной катастрофы» (нем. La Soufrière – Warten auf eine unausweichliche Katastrophe) — документальный фильм режиссёра Вернера Херцога, снятый в 1977 году. Лента получила специальное упоминание на Краковском кинофестивале и премию Deutscher Filmpreis за лучший короткометражный фильм. (ru)
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  • La Soufrière Information Pour plus de détails, voir et La Soufrière (La Soufrière - Warten auf eine unausweichliche Katastrophe) est un court métrage documentaire allemand réalisé par Werner Herzog, sorti en 1977. (fr)
  • «Ла-Суфриер: Ожидание одной неизбежной катастрофы» (нем. La Soufrière – Warten auf eine unausweichliche Katastrophe) — документальный фильм режиссёра Вернера Херцога, снятый в 1977 году. Лента получила специальное упоминание на Краковском кинофестивале и премию Deutscher Filmpreis за лучший короткометражный фильм. (ru)
  • La Soufrière – Warten auf eine unausweichliche Katastrophe ("La Soufrière – Waiting for an Inevitable Disaster") is a 1977 West German documentary film in which German director Werner Herzog visits an island on which a volcano is predicted to erupt. The pretext of this film was provided when Herzog "heard about the impending volcanic eruption, that the island of Guadeloupe had been evacuated and that one peasant had refused to leave, [he] knew [he] wanted to go talk to him and find out what kind of relationship towards death he had" (Cronin). Herzog explores the deserted streets of the towns on the island. The crew of three treks up to the caldera, where clouds of sulfurous steam and smoke shift drift like "harbingers of death" (Peucker), an example of the sublime Herzog seeks to conjure i (en)
  • La Soufrière (La Soufrière - Warten auf eine unausweichliche Katastrophe, lett. "La Soufrière – In attesa di una catastrofe inevitabile") è un documentario del 1977 diretto da Werner Herzog. Nel 1976, nell'imminenza di un'eruzione annunciata, l'isola di Guadalupa venne evacuata. Alla notizia che un contadino si rifiutava di lasciare l'isola nonostante il pericolo, Herzog partì con la sua troupe per comprendere meglio questa posizione e documentarla su pellicola. (it)
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