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FITZCARRALDO is the story of an obsessive dreamer at the time of the rubber boom at the turn of the century who, in the depths of the Amazon jungle and beset by dangers of all kinds, has visions of presenting grand opera, with the works of Verdi and a unique performance by Caruso and Sarah Bernhardt. Stung to the bone by swarms of mosquitoes, parched by the heat and fever, he nevertheless achieves the impossible. Using the labor of hundreds of native Indians, he manages to drag an enormous river boat across a mountain from one river to another so that he is able to open up an immense new rubber area which will provide him with the money necessary to realize his dream.
Genre Drama
Category Feature
Year of Production 1982
Director Werner Herzog
Screenplay Werner Herzog
Cast Klaus Kinski, Claudia Cardinale, Paul Hiltscher
Production Company Werner Herzog Film/Vienna
Subtitled Version English
Festivals Cannes 1982, San Sebastian 1982, Singapore 2004, Kerala 2010, Dubai 2011, Dallas 2015, Sofia 2017, IndieLisboa 2017, Reykjavik 2017, Hong Kong 2018, Nyon 2019, Ankara 2019, FICCI Cartagena 2020
Awards Best Director Cannes 1982, German Film Award in Silver 1982, Guild Film Award - Gold from the Guild of German Art House Cinemas, OCIC Award San Sebastian 1982

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