Movies on the Big Screen as They Were Meant To Be Seen.
AGUIRRE, THE WRATH OF GOD
AGUIRRE, DER ZORN GOTTES
Werner Herzog Film,
Dir: Werner Herzog
Klaus Kinski is Aguirre, a power-hungry lunatic who leads a Spanish military expedition down the Amazon in hopes of finding El Dorado, the legendary city of gold. From the opening images of conquistadors snaking their way through the jungle, director Werner Herzog’s epic achieves a rare, operatic delirium. Laced with surreal humor - “Spears are getting longer this year,” notes one skewered soldier - AGUIRRE is the first of the great Kinski -Herzog collaborations (the two reportedly met when their families shared a house together in Munich). With Helena Rojo, Del Negro. “One of the great haunting visions of the cinema” – Roger Ebert. English language version.
After a spectacular train robbery, Gian Maria Volonte (A FISTFUL OF DOLLARS) finds he’s got a new partner – dapper, arrogant gringo Lou Castel for running guns to legendary General Jaime Fernandez. With Klaus Kinski as bandito “El Santo.” In English.
Amid mountainous Utah snowdrifts, oppressed Mormons hide out from psycho - even by his standards - Klaus Kinski’s bounty hunters, while mute Jean-Louis Trintignant’s Silence signs on to avenge Vonetta McGee’s husband. With chilling Dolomites locations. Music by Ennio Morricone. In English.