Aguirre, The Wrath of God

Other mistake: During the opening sequence there is a shot of a muddy river where we are shown the credits for Director of Photography, Camera, Sound, Film Editor etc. When "Camera" is credited there is a number 2 next to it, that is the order in which the credit appears, but none of the other credits are numbered. (00:06:20)

Jack Vaughan

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Suggested correction: That's not a mistake. Fransisco Joán and Orlando Macchiavello were second cinematographers (2. Kamera in the original German film credits).


Continuity mistake: When the soldier finds the other soldier dead, having been hanged from a tree by Indians, he panics and flees. Between shots the halberd weapon he was holding vanishes. (00:22:59)

Jack Vaughan

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Don Lope de Aguirre: Perucho, don't you think the cannon might be a little bit rusty?
Perucho: It might.

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Trivia: During the filming of one scene in a native village, Klaus Kinski hit one of the crewmen over the head with his sword, almost killing him. The man survived because he had a helmet on.

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Answer: Kinski suffered from mental illness for most of his life. He was given to bouts of unprovoked outbursts and violence, He was eventually diagnosed with psychopathy (antisocial personality disorder). On movie sets, he was notorious for being physically and verbally abusive to the crew, who generally hated him. The sword incident was just one of many. On the production of this film, director Werner Herzog carried a gun on him in the event he had to protect himself or others. Kinski was flat-out crazy. He was eventually unable to get any work as an actor.

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Agreed. I forget what film set it was but Kinski also once fired a rifle at a bunch of crew members and blew a guy's finger off. He was unstable.

Jack Vaughan

It was also Aguirre, The Wrath Of God. Kinski was irritated by the noise from a hut where cast and crew were playing cards and, out of anger, repeatedly fired a Winchester rifle into it. One of the bullets took the tip of an unknown extra's finger off.

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