Aguirre, the Wrath of God Movie Review 1972

Information and Film Reviews for Aguirre, the Wrath of God the Movie

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Herzog at his best, combining brilliant poetic images and an intense narrative dealing with power, irony, and death. Spanish conquistadors in 1590 search for the mythical city of gold in Peru. Instead, they descend into the hell of the jungle. Kinski is fabulous as Aquirre, succumbing to insanity while leading a continually diminishing crew in this compelling, extraordinary drama shot in the jungles of South America. Both English- and German-language versions available.

Distribution

New Yorker Video, 16 W. 61st St., 11th Fl., New York, NY 10023, Phone: (212)645-4600, Toll-free: 800-447-0196, Fax: (212)645-3030, Email: info@newyorkerfilms.com, URL: http://www.newyorkerfilms.com

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 94 minutes.
Originally from German.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Director/Star Teams: Herzog & Kinski, Sanity Check, South America, Jungle Stories, Period Piece: 16th Century
Screenplay
Werner Herzog
Cast
Klaus Kinski, Ruy Guerra, Del Negro, Helena Rojo, Cecilia Rivera, Peter Berling, Danny Ades
Cinematography
Thomas Mauch
Director
Werner Herzog
Music
Popul Vuh
Producer
Werner Herzog

Awards

Natl. Soc. Film Critics 1977: Cinematog.

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