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Aguirre, the Wrath of God

Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes

Directed by Werner Herzog
West Germany, 1972
Adventure, Drama, History
  • German, English
  • Danish, English, Finnish, French, Norwegian, Swedish


A Spanish expedition in the 16th Century leaves the Andes Mountains of Peru and heads down the Amazon River in a dangerous, doomed search for the golden city of El Dorado.

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More Werner Herzog! Our retrospective moves beyond Herzog’s documentaries to his Ecstatic Fictions. The most famous of his extreme visions, Aguirre is a haunting masterwork on human ambition, forged in harsh conditions and forever engraving the madness of star Klaus Kinski into the pantheon.

Aguirre, the Wrath of God Directed by Werner Herzog

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