Felt like building a good domino and knocking the tiles over: frustating but worthwhile.
over 5 years
Simultaneously hilarious, disturbing, and emotional. Great film, but not Herzog's best
Curious, messy, seemingly finished with a lack of editing and/or footage.
over 7 years
Colossal production. At times erases the line between the fiction and the reality. Epic.
over 7 years
The story of the making of the film was so much more interesting than the actual film.
It's a little slow, but i'm never get bored watching this.
Fitzcarraldo is a 1982 film written and directed by Werner Herzog and starring Klaus Kinski as the title character. It portrays would-be rubber baron Brian Sweeney Fitzgerald, an Irishman known as Fitzcarraldo in Peru, who has to pull a steamship over a steep hill in order to access a rich rubber territory. The film is derived from the real-life story of Peruvian rubber baron Carlos Fitzcarrald.
Brian Sweeney "Fitzcarraldo" Fitzgerald (Klaus Kinski) is a European living in Iquitos, a small city in Peru in the early part of the 20th century. He has an indomitable spirit, but in essence is little more than a dreamer with one major failure already behind him — the bankrupted and incomplete Trans-Andean railways. A lover of opera and a great fan of the famous tenor Enrico Caruso, he now dreams of building an opera house in Iquitos. This will require considerable amounts of money, and the most profitable industry in Peru at the time is rubber. The areas known to contain rubber trees have...