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YMMV: Aguirre, the Wrath of God
  • Art Imitates Life / Life Imitates Art: They filmed the movie in the actual jungle, which was almost as foolish and dangerous a move as those of the characters in the movie. Of course the movie is based on real life, making this life imitating art imitating life.
  • Ass Pull: When Inez walks away into the jungle, she suddenly wears a beautiful white and yellow dress we have never seen before. It seems rather implausible that she had it in her luggage all the time; but it has no bearing on the plot anyway.
  • Crazy Awesome: Herzog, just for having the guts to do the movie from beginning to end.
  • Crowning Music of Awesome: The first collaboration between Herzog and Popol Vuh.
  • Cult Classic
  • Iron Woobie: Inez.
  • Mainstream Obscurity: Aguirre is highly regarded by movie critics and cinephiles, but it is not widely known.
  • Signature Scene: Aguirre lecturing the monkeys on his plans to build a continental empire.

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