Into the Inferno (film)

Into the Inferno

Film poster
Directed by Werner Herzog
Produced by
  • Peter Zeitlinger
Edited by Joe Bini
Distributed by Netflix
Release dates
  • 3 September 2016 (2016-09-03) (Telluride Film Festival)
  • 28 October 2016 (2016-10-28) (Worldwide)
Running time
104 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Into the Inferno is a 2016 documentary film directed by Werner Herzog. In it, Herzog explores active volcanoes from around the world, following 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 October 28, 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? To gain an image of our origins and nature as a species. He finds that the volcano—mysterious, violent, and rapturously beautiful—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.[1] The film also screened at the Toronto International Film Festival on 13 September 2016.[2] The film was released on Netflix worldwide on October 28, 2016.[3][4]

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