Aguirre, The Wrath of God

Televisión Canaria

In the mid-sixteenth century, a troop of Spanish conquistadors led by Gonzalo de Pizarro accompanied by a large group of enslaved indigenous people entered the Amazon jungle in search of the mythical country of El Dorado. Not long afterwards, the expedition began to run out of supplies when the unbridled ambition of Lope de Aguirre drove him to lead a mutiny against the representatives of the royal crown of Spain in order to continue on their mission to find riches and glory. He told his men, “Do you remember Hernando Cortez? He ignored the orders and conquered Mexico! Because he disobeyed.” As they reached further and further into the heart of the jungle, the expedition falls into the grip of madness as Aguirre advances blindly in his search for fame, gold and unlimited power.

Screening

Date
Thursday, 25/11/2021
Venue
Televisión Canaria
Runtime
93’
Language
German
Subtitles
Spanish

Equipo creativo

Director
Werner Herzog
Guionista
Werner Herzog
Fotografía
Thomas Mauch
Montadora
Beate Mainka-Jellinghaus

Ficha técnica

Título original
Aguirre, la ira de Dios
Año
1972
País
Alemania, México, Perú