About

A few decades after the destruction of the Inca Empire, a Spanish expedition led by the infamous Aguirre leaves the mountains of Peru and goes down the Amazon River in search of the lost city of El Dorado. When great difficulties arise, Aguirre’s men start to wonder whether their quest will lead them to prosperity or certain death.

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Directed by

Werner Herzog

Written by

Werner Herzog (Writer)

Runtime

93 minutes

Country

Germany, Mexico, 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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