Fitzcarraldo (1982)

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Released 21-Jul-2004
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Peru. Iquitos is a town isolated in the middle of the jungle at the turn of the century. On the outskirts, a few shacks are rotting in the mud. In the centre are the splendid houses of the nouveaux-riches rubber barons. It is in this setting, rich in grotesque contrast, that Brian Sweeney Fitzgerald-Fitzcarraldo, as the natives call him-has his dream of bringing together Enrico Caruso and Sarah Bernhardt for one great celebration of Grand Opera.

To finance this fantastic dream, Fitzcarraldo decides to exploit a vast area of rubber tires growing beyond the impassable Ucayala Falls. To circumvent this barrier, he literally has his huge steamboat lifted over a mountain from one branch of the river to the other. With the aid of a tribe of Indians bewitched by records featuring the voice of the greatest singer of all time, Fitzcarraldo fights fever, mosquitos and suffocating heat to achieve the impossible.

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$29.95
Starring
Klaus Kinski
José Lewgoy
Miguel Ángel Fuentes
Paul Hittscher
Huerequeque Enrique Bohorquez
Grande Otelo
Peter Berling
David Pérez Espinosa
Milton Nascimento
Ruy Polanah
Salvador Godínez
Dieter Milz
William L. Rose
Directed by
Werner Herzog
Music
Popol Vuh
Genre Year Running Time Format Region Coding RSDL
(82:33)
Adventure 1982 150:44 (Case: 157) 576i (PAL) 1 2 3 4 5 6
Video
Widescreen 1.85:1, 16x9 Enhanced
Audio
German Dolby Digital 5.1 (448Kb/s), English Dolby Digital 5.1 (448Kb/s), English Audio Commentary Dolby Digital 2.0 (224Kb/s)
Subtitles
English
Extras
Main Menu Audio, Audio Commentary-Werner Herzog (Dir.), Lucki Stipetic (Prod.) & Norman Hill , Biographies-Cast & Crew, Gallery-Photo-Stills, Theatrical Trailer-In German, Trailer-Herzog Collection
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