A mesmerising new film tells the story of Katia and Maurice Krafft – a pair of married, daredevil volcanologists who spent their lives filming erupting volcanoes around the globe.
Katia and Maurice Krafft were like the Tom Cruise of volcanologists. With a camera, the French couple searched for erupting volcanoes around the globe, teetering dangerously close to the bubbling lava and poisonous smoke, sometimes removing headgear to pose with the magma and rocks hurtling through the air. The pair, ultimately, were prepared to gamble with their lives to document the tall, dark, handsome third wheel of their love triangle – in 1991, they were killed in Japan when Mount Unzen blasted out lava and gas at 125 mph.
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