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Fitzcarraldo is a West German adventure-drama film written and directed by Werner Herzog and starring Klaus Kinski as the title character. It portrays would- be rubber baron Brian Sweeney Fitzgerald, an Irishman known in Peru as Fitzcarraldo, who is determined to transport a steamship over a steep hill in order to. The story of Brian Sweeney Fitzgerald, an extremely determined man who intends to build an opera house in the middle of a jungle. Werner Herzog. Klaus Kinski, Claudia Cardinale, José Lewgoy. Aug 28, Werner Herzog's "Fitzcarraldo" is one of the great visions of the cinema, and one of the great follies. This is a movie about an opera-loving madman who is determined to drag a boat overland from one river system to another. In making the film, Herzog was determined to actually do.
German filmmaker Werner Herzog has never done anything by halves. When Herzog tackled Fitzcarraldo, the story of an obsessed impresario (Klaus Kinski) whose foremost desire in life is to bring both Enrico Caruso and an opera house to the deepest jungles of South America, the director boldly embarked on the same. : Fitzcarraldo: Klaus Kinski, Claudia Cardinale, José Lewgoy, Miguel Ángel Fuentes, Paul Hittscher, Huerequeque Enrique Bohorquez, Grande Otelo, Peter Berling, David Pérez Espinosa, Milton Nascimento, Ruy Polanah, Salvador Godínez, Thomas Mauch, Werner Herzog, Lucki Stipetic, Renzo Rossellini. Buy Fitzcarraldo: Read 60 Movies & TV Reviews -
Oct 10, Forget everything you've heard so far about Werner Herzog's ''Fitzcarraldo,'' which brings the 20th New York Film Festival to a metaphysically rowdy, upbeat end tonight at Lincoln Center. The film will be shown in Avery Fisher Hall at and will open its regular commercial engagement tomorrow at the. he film Fitzcarraldo has been billed as the true story of an eccentric Irishman, Brian Sweeney Fitzgerald, who sought his fortune as a rubber baron in the Peruvian Amazon. According to the film, the locals could not pronounce Fitzgerald, hence they called him Fitzcarraldo. This film by Werner Herzog, which stars Klaus Kinski.