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Aguirre, Wrath Of God / Aguirre, Der Zorn Gottes

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Tookey's Rating
6 /10
Average Rating
8.00 /10
Klaus Kinski , Ruy Guerra, Helena Rojo
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Directed by: Werner Herzog
Written by: Werner Herzog

Released: 1972
Origin: West Germany
Colour: C
Length: 95

A conquistador (Klaus Kinski) searches for El Dorado.
Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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Klaus Kinski gives a memorable character study of a man obsessed with gold; the spectacular cinematography of the Peruvian Andes has a hallucinatory intensity; and the film works well enough as an epic boys' own adventure. However, the pace is ponderous, as is the moralising: Herzog seems to be trying to tell us something about the nature of fascism, but never makes his point clearly enough.

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