” On this river, God never finished his creation.“
In the 16th century, the ruthless and insane Don Lope de Aguirre leads a Spanish expedition into the impenetrable jungles of Peru in search of El Dorado, the legendary city of gold.
One of the great haunting visions of the cinema! The first and most famed collaboration between New German Cinema director Werner Herzog and eccentric leading man, Klaus Kinski, this epic historical drama was legendary for the arduousness of its on-location filming and the convincing zealous obsession employed by Kinski in playing the title role. It leaves you feeling as if you are watching a documentary rather than a fictionalized drama. In some ways, what you are seeing is less storytelling than a visually disturbing fever dream and nothing short of the absolute truth. An essential hallucination, subsequently mined by Coppola, Weir and Malick but Aguirre, The Wrath of God is unsurpassed in its vision of the withering yet liberating madness beneath our armor.