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Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes

Werner Herzog Västtyskland, 1972

dionysus67's rating of the film Aguirre - Guds vrede

Maybe Herzog's most compelling depiction of a seer's/leader's irrational will to power, amalgamated in fatalism and megalomaniac vision. The director's identification with the character is obvious enough but the film dazzles with the mythical imagery in one of the greatest opening sequences in all cinema and the dizzying circular finale, one which like a whirl devours the conquistadors. In between, surrealism reigns.