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Fitzcarraldo

Director: Werner Herzog
Germany 1982
158 minutes
Cert: PG
The story of Brian Sweeney Fitzgerald, a colonial entrepreneur and extremely determined man who dreams of bringing Enrico Caruso and an opera house to the deepest jungles of the Amazon. German filmmaker Werner Herzog has never done anything by halves and with a determinism equal to his protagonist, played by his fiery collaborator Klaus Kinski, he pulls of some of cinema’s most celebrated sequences without recourse to special effects or trickery of any kind.