"A Breathtaking Journey Into the Heart
In the mid-16th century, after annihilating
the Incan empire, Gonzalo Pizarro (Allejandro
Repulles) leads his army of conquistadors over the
Andes into the heart of the most savage environment on earth
in search of the fabled City of Gold, El Dorado. As the soldiers
battle starvation, Indians, the forces of nature, and each
other, Don Lope de Aguirre (Klaus Kinski)
"The Wrath Of God," is consumed with visions of
conquering all of South America and revolts, leading his own
army down a treacherous river on a doomed quest into oblivion.
Featuring a seething, controlled performance
from Kinski, this masterpiece from director Werner
Herzog is an unforgettable portrait
of madness and power." - from
Wow, what a fatastic experience this was!
I bought Anchor Bay's Herzog/Kinski box without knowing anything
about Herzog's work. Always been a big fan of Kinski though.
This one was the first I saw, and it the rest of the set comes
even close to the brilliance of Aguirre, it was well worth
the money! This movie just grabs you in, and don't let go
until the end. The visuals are just stunning, and the score
fits perfectly with it to create an unforgettable atmosphere.
Don't expect a fast paced action adventure though, as it moves
along very slowly, but it couldn't have been any other way.
The acting is really good from just about everyone, with Kinski
standing out with an incredible performance! His expressions
tells a tale of their own! And the actors must have gone through
a lot during the shooting, as everything happens on the river
or in the jungle.
It's been a while since I've "lived through" a movie
like I did this one!
Can't think of a single even slightly negative thing to say..
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