Aguirre: The Wrath of God
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He gets his chance when the main commander, Gonzalo Pizarro (Alejandro Repulles) assigns him second-in-command, just under Pedro De Ursa (Ruy Guerra) to explore the rivers.
Herzog filmed Aguirre on a $370,000 budget and shooting lasted 5 weeks. in Apocalypse Now, at least Coppola's actors were driving around on a motor-driven boat. Herzog's actors were riding through rapids in the jungles of Peru on little rafts made of wood.
However, one person—Brother Gaspar de Carvajal, played by Del Negro—wants to bring religion to the savages of the land. He’s our narrator, as we read from his diary.
I liked Carvajal narrating.