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Watched: 29 January

A bizarre eco-drama-kidnap-thriller from Werner Herzog that’s set against the backdrop of the Bolivian salt flats and the supervolcano Uturunku. The screenplay is filled with the kind of portentous lines you’d normally expect to hear Herzog himself utter in one of his documentaries – specifically 2016’s Into The Inferno, which was about volcanoes – and quite unsurprisingly the cast members really struggle to deliver the dialogue convincingly. Michael Shannon and Veronica Ferres gamely try their best throughout, while Gael García Bernal got lucky – his ludicrous character disappears after the first act. It’s a stinker. (*)