Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes

Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes

BR Deutschland 1972, Spielfilm

Inhalt

Aguirre, The Wrath of God
Peru 1560. Spanish Conquistadores take off in search of the legendary El Dorado, the land of gold. A small group of soldiers led by the nobleman Ursúa is sent ahead. Ursúa decides to return to the main camp after losing many men in a journey down the river fraught with danger. However, the non-commissioned officer Lope de Aguirre, who calls himself "God′s Vengeance" and "The Great Traitor", incites the men to mutiny. He declares that the Spanish king has been deposed and appoints the Don Fernando de Guzman as "Emperor of El Dorado". Obsessed by the idea of becoming a second Cortez, Aguirre continues his journey downstream in search of El Dorado, accompanied by his small band of armed men.

The expedition is constantly watched and threatened from the banks of the river, although the hostile Indians never actually show themselves. Their food supplies run low and only Guzman insists on eating like an Emperor. He is murdered by the men when he orders that the horse on the raft be thrown into the river. Decimated by the Indians′ poison arrows, the band of exhausted, feverish men suffer from hallucinations. Aguirre is the only one constantly to proclaim his vision of a new world empire. He is ultimately the sole survivor. Surrounded by corpses, he stands on the raft as it drifts in circles, dreaming of the immense wealth, power and fame, as well as of the dynasty that he will found with his daughter.

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Credits

Director:Werner Herzog
Screenplay:Werner Herzog
Director of photography:Thomas Mauch
Editing:Beate Mainka-Jellinghaus
Music:Popol Vuh (DE)
  
Cast: 
Klaus KinskiDon Lope de Aguirre
Helena RojoInez de Atienza
Del NegroGaspar de Carvajal
Ruy GuerraDon Pedro de Ursúa
Peter BerlingGuzman
Cecilia RiveraAguirres Tochter Flores
Daniel AdesPerucho
Edward RolandOkello
Armando PolanahArmando
Daniel Farfán1. Indianer
Alejandro Chavez2. Indianer
Antonio Marquez3. Indianer
Julio Martinez4. Indianer
Alejandro Repullés5. Indianer
  
Production company:Werner Herzog Filmproduktion (München), Hessischer Rundfunk (HR) (Frankfurt am Main)
Producer:Werner Herzog

All Credits

Director:Werner Herzog
Assistant director:Gustavo Cerff
Screenplay:Werner Herzog
based on:Gaspar de Carvajal (Tagebüchern des Mönches Gaspar de Carvajal)
Director of photography:Thomas Mauch
Assistant camera:Ovidio Ore
2nd Camera unit:Francisco Joán, Orlando Macchiavello
Editing:Beate Mainka-Jellinghaus
Sound:Herbert Prasch, Bob Oliver (Synchron-Ton)
Sound (other):Bob Oliver (Synchronisation)
Special effects:Juvenal Herrera (Pyrotechnik), Miguel Vázquez (Pyrotechnik)
Miscellaneous (other):Martje Grohmann (Mitarbeit), Dr. Georg Hagmüller (Mitarbeit), Ina Fritsche (Mitarbeit), René Lechleitner (Mitarbeit)
Music:Popol Vuh (DE)
  
Cast: 
Klaus KinskiDon Lope de Aguirre
Helena RojoInez de Atienza
Del NegroGaspar de Carvajal
Ruy GuerraDon Pedro de Ursúa
Peter BerlingGuzman
Cecilia RiveraAguirres Tochter Flores
Daniel AdesPerucho
Edward RolandOkello
Armando PolanahArmando
Daniel Farfán1. Indianer
Alejandro Chavez2. Indianer
Antonio Marquez3. Indianer
Julio Martinez4. Indianer
Alejandro Repullés5. Indianer
  
Production company:Werner Herzog Filmproduktion (München), Hessischer Rundfunk (HR) (Frankfurt am Main)
Producer:Werner Herzog
Co-Producer:Daniel Camino
Producer (TV):Hans Prescher
Line producer:Lucki Stipetić
Unit production manager:Lucki Stipetić, Walter Saxer
Location manager:Gustavo Cerff
Shoot:31.12.1971-24.02.1972: Urumbatal, Huallaga-Fluss, Nanay-Fluss (Peru)
Original distributor:Filmverlag der Autoren GmbH & Co. Vertriebs KG (München)
Length:2551 m, 93 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,66
Picture/Sound:Eastmancolor, Ton
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 14.12.1972, 45277, ab 12 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 29.12.1972, Köln, Bambi [englischsprachige Originalfassung];
TV-Erstsendung (DE): 16.01.1973, ARD;
Uraufführung (DE): 16.01.1973, Köln, Bambi [deutschsprachige Fassung]

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes

Versions

Original

Length:2551 m, 93 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,66
Picture/Sound:Eastmancolor, Ton
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 14.12.1972, 45277, ab 12 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 29.12.1972, Köln, Bambi [englischsprachige Originalfassung];
TV-Erstsendung (DE): 16.01.1973, ARD;
Uraufführung (DE): 16.01.1973, Köln, Bambi [deutschsprachige Fassung]
 

Awards

Deutscher Filmpreis 1973
Filmband in Gold, Beste Kamera
 
FBW 1972
Prädikat: wertvoll