• Film ID:
  • 89
  • Availability:
  • DVD Available from Shop
  • Film cert:
  • Running time:
  • DVD=157 min.
  • Nationality(ies):
  • Germany.
  • Primary Language(s):
  • German.
FITZCARRALDO (1981)
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Herzog's epic movie about a man's obsessive attempt to bring opera to the Indians living deep in the Peruvian jungle. To do this he must take a steamship/tub way up the Amazon river system, a monumental task, at one point involving transporting it over a not unconsiderable hill, with the help of a system of pulleys and massed Indian labour. A surreal comment on madness, power and vision. There is also a documentary, Burden of Dreams, about the notoriously fraught making of the film.
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