Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1977) West Germany
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Director:Werner Herzog
Studio:Anchor Bay
Producer:Werner Herzog, Hans Prescher
Writer:Werner Herzog
Date Added:2006-03-27
Awards:3 wins & 1 nomination
Genre:Action & Adventure
Aspect Ratio:1.33:1
Sound:Dolby Digital 5.1
Languages:German, Dolby Digital 5.1, German, Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, English, Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono, Commentary by director Werner Herzog, Unknown
Werner Herzog  ...  (Director)
Werner Herzog  ...  (Writer)
Klaus Kinski  ...  Don Lope de Aguirre
Helena Rojo  ...  Inez
Del Negro  ...  Brother Gaspar de Carvajal
Ruy Guerra  ...  Don Pedro de Ursua
Peter Berling  ...  Don Fernando de Guzman
Cecilia Rivera  ...  Flores
Daniel Ades  ...  Perucho (as Dan Ades)
Edward Roland  ...  Okello
Alejandro Chavez  ...  
Armando Polanah  ...  Armando
Daniel Farfán  ...  
Julio E. Martínez  ...  (as Julio Martinez)
Alejandro Repulles  ...  Gonzalo Pizarro
Indianern der Kooperative Lauramarca  ...  
Justo González  ...  González
Antonio Marquez  ...  
Alejandro Repullés  ...  Gonzalo Pizarro
Comments: A breathtaking journey into the heart of darkness.

Summary: Quite simply a great movie, one whose implacable portrait of ruthless greed and insane ambition becomes more pertinent every year. The astonishing Klaus Kinski plays Don Lope de Aguirre, a brutal conquistador who leads his soldiers into the Amazon jungle in an obsessive quest for gold. The story is of the expedition's relentless degeneration into brutality and despair, but the movie is much more than its plot. Director Werner Herzog strove, whenever possible, to replicate the historical circumstances of the conquistadors, and the sheer human effort of traveling through the dense mountains and valleys of Brazil in armor creates a palpable sense of struggle and derangement. This sense of reality, combined with Kinski's intensely furious performance, makes Aguirre, the Wrath of God a riveting film. Its unique emotional power is matched only by other Herzog-Kinski collaborations like Fitzcarraldo and Woyzek. --Bret Fetzer