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Fitzcarraldo

Fitzcarraldo 1981

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Fitzcarraldo 1981 PG

158 mins Federal Republic of Germany Director. Werner Herzog

One of Werner Herzog's most acclaimed and audacious films, Fitzcarraldo tells the incredible story of Brian Sweeney Fitzgerald (played by Herzog regular Klaus Kinski), an opera-loving fortune hunter who dreams of bringing opera (specifically Caruso) to a remote trading post on the heart of the Peruvian jungle.

With the help of the beautiful madam Molly (Claudia Cardinale), his loyal crew, and an indigenous tribe, Fitzcarraldo journeys up the rivers of the Amazon hauling his steamship, the Molly Aida, over a mountain in order to access the riches of hitherto unexploited rubber territory.

Evocative of the troubled circumstance of its own production, Fitzcarraldo is both a confessional self-portrait of Herzog the adventuring artist and a grandiose paean to those who dare to live out their wildest dreams.

Directed by

Werner Herzog

Featuring

Claudia Cardinale

Miguel Ángel Fuentes

José Lewgoy

Klaus Kinski

Genres

Historical drama

Collection

Classic Collaborations Mark Kermode Introduces Award Winning Werner Herzog

Certificate

PG Contains mild language, violence and sex references

Released

1981

Country

Federal Republic of Germany

Language

English

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