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Fitzcarraldo (1982)



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3.5 out of 10 A wonderful study of obsession
Fergal from Galway, 04 Sep 2007
I love Werner Herzog. The director of 'Nosferatu the Vampyre' and 'Aguirre, Wrath of God' here, in 'Fitzcarraldo', details the obsessive mind of yet another man compelled to committing a ridiculous and hubris act. Its slow and labouring but, as Roger Ebert wrote, you will at least be able to say you sat through it .. and witnessed, it should be added, a ship being dragged over a mountain. Apparently, the natives were the real deal .. and even asked Herzog is they wanted him to kill Kins
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4 out of 10 Excellent!
Tim from Carlow, 23 Jan 2009
It's excellent. So different than most run of the milll films. A little dated and there is probably a good remake in this, as long as its kept as simple as the original. Kinski was great at the unassuming role.
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4 out of 10 Great
Simon from Dublin, 29 Jan 2009
very interesting stuff, can't believe the actors really pulled that ship over the hill
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With Fitzcarraldo, one of his most renowned films, acclaimed German director Werner Herzog emulates Joseph Conrad's ‘Heart of Darkness' in this mammoth epic set in the heart of the Amazon rainforest. Klaus Kinski gives an exceptional performance as the wild-eyed entrepreneur Brian Sweeney Fitzgerald (the Indians call him Fitzcarraldo) who dreams of bringing opera to the jungle and is literally driven mad by his passion for music.








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