Fitzcarraldo Poster

Release Date: 1982

PG|2 hr 40 min

Plot Summary
Opera-loving European Brian Fitzgerald (Klaus Kinski) lives in a small Peruvian city. Better known as Fitzcarraldo, this foreigner is obsessed with building an opera house in his town and decides that to make his dream a reality he needs to make a killing in the rubber business. In order to become a successful rubber baron, Fitzcarraldo hatches an elaborate plan that calls for a particularly impressive feat -- bringing a massive boat over a mountain with the help of a band of natives.

Cast: Klaus Kinski, Claudia Cardinale, José Lewgoy, Miguel Angel Fuentes, Paul Hittscher, Grande Otelo, Peter Berling, David Pérez Espinosa

Director: Werner Herzog

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Werner Herzog Filmproduktion

Keywords: Pursuit, Fascinating, Creative, Quest, Gripping


Nominated Best Foreign Language Film
Nominated Foreign Language Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1982)