Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes (Aguirre, the Wrath of God) (1972)
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Critic Reviews for Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes (Aguirre, the Wrath of God)
Aguirre, Wrath of God is not just a great movie but an essential one.
Aguirre, The Wrath of God is not just about a group of fifteenth-century explorers but is a poignant reflection of the world we still live in.
"Aguirre, The Wrath of God" leaves you feeling as if you are watching a documentary rather than a fictionalized drama. In some ways, what you are seeing is nothing short of the absolute truth.
Idiosyncratic visionaries don't come any more idiosyncratic or visionary than Werner Herzog.
Audience Reviews for Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes (Aguirre, the Wrath of God)
I've seen it but I've never REALLY seen it.
The documentary "My best fiend" stunningly portrayed the love/hate relationship between director Werner Herzog and his star Klaus Kinski, this is one of their collaborations showing that both were willing to go to lengths to realize a project. One of the film's biggest assets, but also one of the greatest obstacles in the making, is the filming on location in the South African jungle. The impressive opening shot alone makes you appreciate the effort. With the river and the jungle almost becoming hostile characters of their own, Aguirre's expedition faces constant threats both from the outside and within, unable to escape their fate. Despite of the impressive landscapes, the film almost feels like an intimate play. Some of the acting feels a tad amateurish, but it actually gives the result an even more realistic touch. As the expedition has nothing left to do than kill time and miraculously hope for food while sitting on their raft, the movie suffers a little under its own slowness. Still, a memorable and impressive historical drama.
Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes (Aguirre, the Wrath of God) Quotes
|Don Lope de Aguirre:||If I, Aguirre, want the birds to drop dead from the trees the birds will drop dead from the trees. I am the Wrath of God! The earth I walk upon sees me and quakes! But whoever follows me and the river, will win untold riches. But whoever deserts...|
|Brother Gaspar de Carvajal:||You know, my child, for the good of our Lord the Church was always on the side of the strong. What's the priest's point, and what was his interest in continuing with the expedition?|
|Don Fernando de Guzman:||All the land to our left and all the land to our right now belongs to us. I solemnly and formally take possession of all this land. Our country is already six times larger than Spain, and everyday we drift makes it bigger.|
|Don Lope de Aguirre:||Have you seen any solid ground that would support your weight?|
|Don Lope de Aguirre:||I, the wrath of God, will marry my own daughter and with her I'll found the purest dynasty the earth has ever seen.|
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