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Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes

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Werner Herzog / DE, MX, 1972 / 95 min.

Alongside Fitzcarraldo, Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes is the archetypal Herzog film about men breaking boundaries and dragging others into their quest for success. Klaus Kinski plays the unforgettable Aguirre, the conquistador searching for El Dorado in the South American rainforest.

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The film is legendary, so is the director and, even more so, the lead actor. No cinema encyclopaedia will ever omit Herzog’s Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes as it is considered on par with Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey and Francis Ford Coppola's Apocalypse Now: major films which the directors went to extremes to make.

Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes is released in national cinemas by Eye.

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Werner Herzog

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Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes


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Werner Herzog

Eye Filmmuseum presents an exhibition and extensive film programme around the work of celebrated filmmaker Werner Herzog. With an unorthodox oeuvre of more than seventy features, documentaries and shorts, Herzog has fascinated audiences with unforgettable stories, images and characters for more than half a century. His films grant us insights into the relationship between people and the chaotic world around them, as well as into the endless indifference of nature towards human life.

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A beach is filled with hundreds of juicy red crabs (still from Echos aus einem düsteren Reich (Werner Herzog, DE 1990); campaign image Werner Herzog – The Ecstatic Truth)

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still from Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes (Werner Herzog, DE/MX 1972)
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