On June 3rd, 1991, Kyushu, Japan, a tsunami of ash and rock descended at over 100 mph from the peak of Mount Unzen consuming everything in its path. Werner Herzog directs a Requiem for Katia and Maurice Krafft; French volcanologists and filmmakers who died filming on Mount Unzen in June 1991 in a pyroclastic flow. Forty three people were killed, including journalists and local fire and rescue teams. Also killed were Maurice and Katia Krafft, the legendary French volcanologists who filmed volcanoes and risked their lives to shoot the most spectacular eruptions of the 20th century.
THIS IS WHERE OUR STORY BEGINS …
Directed by: Werner Herzog
Written by: Werner Herzog
Produced by: Bonne Pioche (Alexandre Soullier), Brian Leith Productions (Mandy Leith), Titan Films (Julien Dumont) and ARTE
Original Broadcasters: ARTE, BBC Storyville, A&E History, SVT, NRK, DR
Language: English and French
Year of production: 2022
International Sales: Abacus Media Rights
Festivals & awards: Selections at SHEFFIELD DOC FESTIVAL (UK), TELLURIDE FILM FESTIVAL (USA), JACKSON WILD FESTIVAL (USA), DOC NYC (USA), among many others. Awards at GIJON INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (ES), LOS ANGELES DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL (USA), and MOUNTAIN FILM GRAZ FESTIVAL (AT).