Werner Herzog’s Aguirre: The Wrath of God (1972 – restored on DVD in 2010) is one of the great folies de grandeur of 1970s cinema. It is based loosely on the true story of 16th-century conquistador Lupe De Aguirre, the second-in-command of a Spanish force journeying down the Amazon in search of the mythical riches of El Dorado. Driven half-mad by the heat, hunger and danger from native attack, the commander declares a retreat – but Aguirre mutinies, kills the leader and announces they must carry on.
Film in German with subtitles in English.
Next German Film Evening: Friday, 5th April – screening “Romy” the Film , depicting the most important events and passages in the life of legendary actress Romy Schneider.