Fitzcarraldo
Filmfest 2007

Like Coppola’s APOCALYPSE NOW or Kubrick‘s 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY, it is a quest film in which the hero’s quest is scarcely more mad than the filmmaker’s. Movies like this exist on a plane apart from ordinary films... The movie is the story of a dreamer named Brian Sweeney Fitzgerald... (who) seriously intends to build an opera house in the rain jungle, twelve hundred miles upstream from the civilized coast, and to bring Enrico Caruso there to sing an opera. If his plan is mad, his method for carrying it out is madness of another dimension... as a document of a quest and a dream, and as the record of man’s audacity and foolish, visionary heroism, there has never been another movie like it.
rogerebert.com

tags: Feature film

Cast: Klaus Kinski, Claudia Cardinale, José Lewgoy, Paul Hittscher, Huerequeque Enrique Bohórquez

Credits

Director: Werner Herzog