Aguirre, the Wrath of God
In search of the mythical empire El Dorado, which tempts with its alleged golden riches, a Spanish expedition in the 1560’s travels to the Amazon forest. The tyrannical Aguirre has started a mutiny and took over the command, obsessed with the search for gold. His sense of reality is becoming increasingly distorted and in a power blind vision he decides to make his own empire. In Werner Herzog’s international break through, he describes the unrestrained greed of humans and provides an unforgettable portrait of human vanity, power and madness. “Kinski is perfect as the crazy Aguirre”, writes Bonnier’s film and movie guide.