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Fitzcarraldo

Fitzcarraldo
  • 1982
  • Peru/West Germany
  • 158 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Werner Herzog
  • Written by: Werner Herzog
  • Cast: Klaus Kinski, Claudia Cardinale, José Lewgoy
  • Language: German

At the turn of the century, an eccentric Irish rubber baron, known to the natives as Fitzcarraldo, decides to build an opera house in the Peruvian jungle. To this end, his massive steamship has to be hauled over a mountain, resulting in a determinedly realistic South American odyssey that proved punishing for director, star, and the unfortunate hordes sucked into making their dreams a reality. But the result is damned impressive.

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