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Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes (Aguirre, the Wrath of God) (1972)




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Klaus Kinski stars in this stunning, grueling adventure about a Conquistador's descent into the heart of darkness while exploring the Amazon in search of El Dorado, the legendary city of gold. As the expedition moves further into the jungle, they leave reality behind and enter a dreamlike, otherworldly land of delusion and madness. Kinski is terrific, and despite the hazardous filming conditions and clashes with director Werner Herzog (or perhaps because of them), Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes is one of the most impressive and memorable films of the '70s.more
Rating: R
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Art House & International
Directed By:
Written By: Werner Herzog
In Theaters:
On DVD: Oct 24, 2000
New Yorker Films


Klaus Kinski
as Don Lope de Aguirre
Ruy Guerra
as Don Pedro de Ursua
Del Negro
as Brother Gaspar de Ca...
Peter Berling
as Don Fernando de Guzm...
Alejandro Repulles
as Gonzalez Pizarro
Dan Ades
as Perucho
Daniel Ades
as Perucho
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Critic Reviews for Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes (Aguirre, the Wrath of God)

All Critics (47) | Top Critics (6)

Made for buttons, it's an awesome feat of filmmaking.

Full Review… | June 4, 2013
Time Out
Top Critic

Aguirre, Wrath of God is not just a great movie but an essential one.

Full Review… | October 17, 2006
Village Voice
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | June 14, 2015
The Young Folks

"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.

Full Review… | June 29, 2013

Idiosyncratic visionaries don't come any more idiosyncratic or visionary than Werner Herzog.

Full Review… | June 16, 2013
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Herzog's riveting Brechtian epic about a catastrophic expedition across the Andes and down the Amazon in 1560 is arguably his best work ...

Full Review… | June 9, 2013
Observer [UK]

Audience Reviews for Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes (Aguirre, the Wrath of God)

I've seen it but I've never REALLY seen it.

Bob Stinson

Super Reviewer

Wonderful!!!! *****

Lucas Martins
Lucas Martins

Super Reviewer


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.

Jens S.

Super Reviewer

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