OTB#59: Aguirre, Wrath of God

Aguirre, Wrath of God. Werner Herzog. 1972. ⚅

Wow, this is the only Herzog movie on the list… and it’s a Herzog movie I haven’t watched! Amazeballs.

(Not really.)

Anyway, this is so incredibly lush… every scenes seems out of control and fraught with danger. And Klaus Kinski is insane here. (And probably in real life, too.)

It’s just the right mix of ennui and action, but what makes this movie fascinating is the performances and the shots. Everything seems iconic. Of course, it’s mostly Kinski hamming it up for the camera. Well, as hammy as you can get without moving a singly muscle in your face.

This movie is amazeballs.

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