Fitzcarraldo

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Fitzcarraldo Review


Werner Herzog takes another river trip (after Aguirre, the Wrath of God), this time with the impossibly scary-looking Klaus Kinski as an only semi-insane man who wants to bring together Enrico Caruso and Sarah Bernhardt for an opera. (And you only thought it was about an Italian dance.) In so doing, he navigates a Peruvian river in order to harvest its rubber trees, goading a group of Indians into lifting his steamboat over the mountains. If there's a point to this, it's what Herzog's point always is: That obsession can drive you nuts. I'm not sure I needed a freaky German traipsing through the jungle for 2 1/2 hours to drive that point home, but there you have it. The contraption built to hault the boat over the mountains, however, is quite an astonishing thing to behold.


Fitzcarraldo

Facts and Figures

Run time: 158 mins

In Theaters: Sunday 10th October 1982

Distributed by: New World Pictures

Production compaines: Werner Herzog Filmproduktion, Pro-ject Filmproduktion, Filmverlag der Autoren, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF), Wildlife Films Peru

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 2.5 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 83%
Fresh: 20 Rotten: 4

IMDB: 8.1 / 10

Cast & Crew

Director:

Starring: as Brian Sweeney Fitzgerald - 'Fitzcarraldo', José Lewgoy as Don Aquilino, Miguel Ángel Fuentes as Cholo, as Captain (Orinoco Paul), as Molly, Huerequeque Enrique Bohorquez as Huerequeque, the Cook, Grande Otelo as Station master, as Opera manager, David Pérez Espinosa as Chief of Campa Indians, as Blackman At Opera House, Ruy Polanah as Rubber baron, Salvador Godínez as Old missionary, Dieter Milz as Young missionary, William L. Rose as Notary, as Opera singer (uncredited)

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