Aguirre: The Wrath of God (1972)


Location: DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Tuesday, March 3 at 8pm
Aguirre: The Wrath of God (1972)
Directed by Werner Herzog
With Klaus Kinski, Helena Rojo, Del Negro, Peter Berling
Not Rated, 93 minutes, DCP
German, Quechua and Spanish with English subtitles
The first of Werner Herzog’s celebrated collaborations with the Klaus Kinski follows the pursuit of the mythical El Dorado in Peru by Spanish conquistadors. Kinski stars as Aguirre, a commanding officer who seeks control of the doomed mission. This staggering portrait of man against nature filmed in extreme conditions in the Amazon rainforest is brilliantly set adrift by the inimitably manic Kinski.