Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes
Aguirre, the Wrath of God
(West Germany, 1972, 95 minutes)
In the 16th century, an ambitious Spanish conquistador ruthlessly takes over an expedition into the Peruvian jungles in search of the mythical Eldorado. Haunting meditation on ambition, power and madness cleverly disguised as exotic historical adventure, extraordinarily shot on location; the film that truly put its director on the map.
A Werner Herzog Filmproduktion production, in association with Hessischer Rundfunk. Starring Klaus Kinski; with Helena Rojo, Del Negro, Ruy Guerra; Peter Berling, Cecilia Rivera, Daniel Ades. Directed and written by Werner Herzog; music by Popol Vuh; director of photography (colour), Thomas Mauch; film editor, Beate Mainka-Jellinghaus.