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A few decades after the destruction of the Inca empire, a Spanish expedition leaves the mountains of Peru and goes down the Amazon river in search of gold and wealth. Soon, they come across great difficulties and Don Aguirre, a ruthless man who cares only about riches, becomes their leader. But will his quest lead them to "the golden city", or to certain destruction?

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Directed by

Werner Herzog

Written by

Werner Herzog (Writer)

Runtime

93 minutes

Country

Germany, Peru

Language

German

Tagline

A breathtaking journey into the heart of darkness

Cast

Keywords

gold rush insanity amazon amazon rainforest 16th century peru gold conquistador conquest sentence indigenous peoples new german cinema amazon river south america float

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