• Director: Carlos Saura
  • Genre:Drama
  • Year of production:1987

The film tells the epic story of an expedition that took place between 1560 and 1561, headed by Pedro de Urs£a, in search of "El Dorado." The territory they explored subsequently became Colombia. Three hundred men sold their property and souls to travel down the biggest and least known river in the world. After the rebellion of Lope de Aguirre (who took over command) against Philip II, the king of Spain, this expedition became one of the best-known episodes in the conquest of "The New World." Accompanied by a team of all types, Lope de Aguirre's adventure will end in tragedy, exposing the full range of human miseries.

Actor Character
Omero Antonutti Aguirre
Lambert Wilson Ursúa
Inés Sastre Elvira
Eusebio Poncela Guzmán
Gabriela Roel Inés
José Sancho La Bandera
Patxi Bisquert Pedrarías
Féodor Atkine Montoya
Francisco Merino Alonso Esteban
Gladys Catania Juana
Alfredo Catania Vargas
Crew Name
Director Carlos Saura
Executive Producer Andrés Vicente Gómez
Photography Director Teo Escamilla
Artistic Director Peta Button
Music Alejandro Masso
Writer Carlos Saura
Editing Pedro del Rey
Costume Gerardo Vera
Production Director Victor Albarrán
Special Effects Reyes Abades

Awards and festivals

* Nominated to Nine Goya Awards (Spanish Academy Awards):

- Best Original Score: Alejandro Massó.

- Best Photography: Teo Escamilla.

- Best Editing: Pedro del Rey.

- Best Sound. 

- Best Special Effects.

- Best Art Direction.

- Best Costume Design.

- Best Makeup and Hairstyling.

- Best Production Supervision.


* Official competition at the International Film Festival of Cannes.


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