Fitzcarraldo

(1982)

Overview

Fitzcarraldo, a dreamer who plans to bring opera and Enrico Caruso to the South American jungles. With limited funding, he must figure out how to finance the opera house, and ultimately decides to capitalize on South America's rubber production. He discovers a hidden forest of rubber trees that is well protected by rapids, but the only way to get there is via a river on the other side of a small group of mountains. Fitzcarraldo therefore hires natives to pull his steamship over the mountain.

  1. Werner Herzog

    Director, Writer

Facts

Status Released

Release Information

  • March 4, 1982
    Theatrical

    Meaning

Original Language German

Runtime 2h 38m

Budget $7,362,000.00

Revenue -

Homepage -

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