El Dorado (1988 film)

El Dorado is a 1988 Spanish film written and directed by Carlos Saura. It was entered into the 1988 Cannes Film Festival.[1]

El Dorado
DVD cover
Directed byCarlos Saura
Produced byAndrés Vicente Gómez
Written byCarlos Saura
StarringOmero Antonutti
Lambert Wilson
Inés Sastre
Eusebio Poncela
Music byAlejandro Massó
CinematographyTeodoro Escamilla
Edited byPedro del Rey
Release date
  • 20 April 1988 (1988-04-20) (Spain)
Running time
149 minutes


The film is about an expedition down the Amazon and Orinoco rivers in 1560 by Spanish soldiers searching for the fabled city of gold, El Dorado. Taking some followers and family along on the journey, they descend into madness and battle the environment and each other.



  1. "Festival de Cannes: El Dorado". festival-cannes.com. Archived from the original on 3 October 2012. Retrieved 29 July 2012.

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