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1973 | Color | 100 min

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?


Country: México, Alemania, Perú
Direction: Herzog; Werner
Script: Herzog; Werner
Production: Herzog; Werner
Photography: Mauch; Thomas
Sound:
Music: Vuh; Popol
Cast:Ades; Daniel, Berling; Peter, Farfán; Daniel, Guerra; Ruy, E. Martínez; Julio, Negro; Del, Polanah; Armando, Repulles; Alejandro, Rivera; Cecilia, Rojo; Helena, Roland; Edward, González; Justo, Kinski; Klaus, Martienzen; Gerd
Art direction:
Participation year at FICM: 2003

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