Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972)

STORY – 1
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 1
CULT – 1

 

VERDICT – 5/5

 

PROS –
1) A ruthless madman’s wild goose chase for El Dorado in the 16th century.
2) Opening scene: Cinematography.
3) Breathtaking forest locations.
4) Haunting soundtrack by the German band Popol Vuh.

 

 

CONS –
1) The title character hardly matches the superlatives
2) A highly influential film for movie-makers but not for movie-goers.

 

 

QUOTE –
Aguirre: I am the great traitor. There must be no other.