Previously at the ICA - Films
31 Mar 2017 – 4 Apr 2017
Madness, greed, ambition and the destructive force of nature are all present in Werner Herzog’s delirious journey into hell. Actor Klaus Kinski is on full lunatic form as Aguirre, the leader of an expedition of sixteenth century conquistadors on an obsessive quest to find El Dorado, the fabled lost city of gold. Its nightmare shoot, where the cast and crew endured the very real dangers of the Peruvian jungle and where Kinski scaled the heights of loopy eccentricity, has passed into cinematic legend, and the soundtrack with dream-like and psychadelic soundscapes is now regarded as precursors of contemporary world, new age and ambient music.
Aguirre, the Wrath of God, dir. Werner Herzog, Germany 1972, 91 mins