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Klaus Kinski, Claudia Cardinale, José Lewgoy, Miguel Ángel Fuentes View All


Werner Herzog (Screenplay), Werner Herzog (Director) View All

Release: Mar. 4th, 1982
Runtime: 2 hours, 37 minutes
Fitzcarraldo is a dreamer who plans to build an opera house in Iquitos, in the Peruvian Amazon, so, in order to finance his project, he embarks on an epic adventure to collect rubber, a very profitable product, in a remote and unexplored region of the rainforest.
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Klaus Kinski, who plays Fitzcarraldo, is at the top of his game in this role, but the really unique thing about this movie is how you can feel that Herzog literally is Fitzcarraldo, as it is painfully obvious that Herzog was more concerned with putting his vision on screen, much like Fitzcarraldo hi....
In similar ways, the story of the making of this film is intertwined with the story in the film.