Rent Fitzcarraldo (1982)

3.9 of 5 from 147 ratings
2h 31min
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Synopsis:
Iquitos, Peru, 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 - Fltzcarraldo, 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 his fantastic dream, Fitzcarraldo decides to exploit a vast area of rubber trees growing beyond the impassable Ucayala Falls.
In order 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, mosquitoes and suffocating heat to achieve the impossible.
Actors:
, , , , , , , , , Milton Nascimento, , , Dieter Milz, , Leoncio Bueno, Isabel Jimines de Cisneros, , Jesús Goiri, , Lourdes Magalhaes
Directors:
Producers:
Werner Herzog, Willi Segler, Lucki Stipetic
Writers:
Werner Herzog
Studio:
Starz Home Entertainment
Genres:
Action & Adventure, Drama
Countries:
Germany, Action & Adventure, Drama
Awards:

1982 Cannes Best Director

BBFC:
Release Date:
02/09/2002
Run Time:
151 minutes
Languages:
German
Subtitles:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Audio Commentary
  • Film Notes
  • Talent Biographies
  • Photo Gallery
  • Theatrical Trailers
BBFC:
Release Date:
25/08/2014
Run Time:
157 minutes
Languages:
English, German
Subtitles:
English
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Full-length Audio Commentary
  • Original Trailers
  • Stills Gallery

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Reviews (1) of Fitzcarraldo

Journey to Paradise - Fitzcarraldo review by matt

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17/03/2006

Fabulous, fascinating and beautiful to behold. Perhaps herzog's most well-known movie, this has to be seen to be believed. Everything you see actually took place without the aid of special effects or CGI. Will take your breath away. Take it away, enrico caruso...

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