While Werner Herzog is a filmmaker known for being uncompromising and shooting the moon in whatever cinematic enterprise he tackles (Grizzly Man is a personal favorite), that gravelly, hushed Tom Waits-esque narration that he pours over each still of his documentaries keeps me particularly enraptured. It looks like that trend will continue in his upcoming Netflix doc Into the Inferno, hitting October 28th.
A theme Herzog revisits often–as seen in the aforementioned Grizzly Man–is how nature is indifferent to our thoughts and plans and machinations. Nature does what nature does and we fail to grasp that truth at our peril. Herzog’s exploration of volcanoes–geological formations often linked with creation myths and fables of destruction–looks to follow that same motif.
Into the Inferno, directed by Werner Herzog, drops on Netflix on October 28th.
From the official documentary description:
Werner Herzog and volcanologist Clive Oppenheimer travel the globe and visit volcanoes in Indonesia, Ethiopia and even North Korea in an attempt to understand man’s relationship with one of nature’s most violent wonders.