Premi speciali: Werner Herzog
Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes (Aguirre: The Wrath of God)
The legend of a land unbelievably rich in gold tempts Gonzalo Pizarro, brother of Francisco, to lead an expedition beyond the Andes to conquer El Dorado, early in 1560. Forced to halt on the march, Pizarro sends Don Pedro de Ursúa downriver at the head of a patrol, with Don Lope de Aguirre as second in command. When their rafts are damaged by rapids, Don Pedro decides to return to the main camp. But Aguirre leads a mutiny and takes charge of the doomed patrol.