• Film ID:
  • 52
  • Availability:
  • DVD Available from Shop
  • Film cert:
  • Running time:
  • DVD=95 min.
  • Nationality(ies):
  • Germany.
  • Primary Language(s):
  • English.
AGUIRRE - WRATH OF GOD (1972)
(Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes)
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1560, Peru. In a beautiful poetic opening scene the conquistadors cross an Andes pass, situated between the peaks and the valleys, between conquered land and unexplored forests, between 'heaven' and 'earth', shrouded in mists, they make their way down a narrow path. Aguirre's meglomania grows as around him his comrades mutiny and die in his search for the lost city of El Dorado. Herzog's best film, an unforgetable tour de force. Made before the director himself gave in to meglomania on a later trek down the Amazon - Fitzcarraldo.
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