Monday, January 03, 2011

aguirre, the wrath of god

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most movies that make 'best of all time' lists are predictable and familiar.  not this one.  i never even heard of aguirre, the wrath of god (1972) before 2011.

(found on TIME's top 100 list)

"deserters will be cut into 198 pieces.  those pieces will be stamped on until what is left can only be used to paint walls"



a group of conquistadors led by Pizarro set off on an expedition to find El Dorado.   after enormous hardship and limited progress, Pizarro sends out a scouting party.  the movie follows that party as they travel slowly down a jungle river, battling hostile natives, internal strife, disease, and insanity.

if you think that sounds vaguely like apocalypse now, you're right.  along with heart of darkness, Coppola credited aguirre... as one of his primary influences.

those who enjoy dark, haunting movies that skillfully explore human vice and its most violent consequences, treat yourself to this.

starts off hopeless, gets worse


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15 comments:

Mister Sharaf said...

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Suciô Sanchez said...

Is Klaus Kinski related to Natassja?

tomi991 said...

the guy up reminds me of gollum :D

Les said...

Looks like they should spoiler tag the cover of the dvd.

Les said...

Looks interesting. I might check it out.

Shelby Fox said...

Looks like a lame movie poster, but it sounds like a really cool movie. I love history.

I've been looking for a new movie to watch. I feel like I've watched every other movie in the top 50 haha. Thanks man!

Das Auto! said...

i think i've probably seen this... sounds familiar. although, it's likely that i turned it off after realizing it suckd

Natália said...

Why you always gotta watch strange movies for?

Castor Troy said...

did anyone else read this as ,argue with the wrath of god?.

Justsayin' said...

I've never heard of this movie. Maybe i'll have to check it out sometime.

p said...

lol

Smile said...

seems really weird but i'll check out the trailer :)

NooG said...

never heard of this either but now i gotta see it... time doesn't mess around with their lists...

The Latest Movie Trailers said...

he was a very crazy guy