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Fitzcarraldo (1982) Movie Information

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Overall Rank:

1660

Avg. Rating:

2.92/4

# of Ratings:

52

Genres:

Action, Drama

Rating:

PG

Language:

English

Theater Date:

10/02/1982

Director:

Werner Herzog

Actors:

Klaus Kinski
José Lewgoy
Miguel Ángel Fuentes
Paul Hittscher
Peter Berling
Huerequeque Enrique Bohorquez

 

 

 

 

Plot Outline:

Brian Sweeney Fitzgerald has a dream of building an opera house in the jungle. He must first raise the money via the rubber business and then move a massive river boat over a small mountain with help from the local tribes. -- Chris Kavan

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mitchellyoung 12/10/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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4/4 

This is Werner Herzog's masterpiece - a film whose scope of adventure is matched by the actual garganthuan effort it took to make the movie itself. Klaus Kinski perfectly fits into the role of an obsessed man who drags a boat over the mountains. Yes, it's as epic as it sounds. The film's set pieces are fantastic and the film is vividly photographed with some amazing cinematography, as well.

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GGauthier 09/27/2007 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
4/4 

Herzog again builds up a weird, moody and climatic masterpiece, maybe with not strong lines, but certainly with strong visuals as usual. The performances are beyond fantastic and the midle of the whole thing is overwhelming. How far you can go with the power of will? Fitzcarraldo tells you.

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11/04/2017 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

A Portrait of Mad Ambition

Recently I saw for the first time Werner Herzog’s 1982 classic “Fitzcarraldo” so I decided to do a review about it. It tells the story of Brian Sweeny Fitzgerald (Klaus Kinski), known as Fitzcarraldo in Peru, during the rubber boom of the beginning of the 20th century, as he embarks on a crazy adventure to get financial funds for his dream of opening an opera house in the town of Iquitos. Famous for its troubled production, “Fitzcarraldo” is one of the most accomplished films by its director, and one of the most interesting endevours to come from the Herzog-Kinski partnership.

The first thing that needs to be mentioned is the acting, especially Kinski’s excellent performance as Fitzcarraldo. His mannerism, his corporal language, the way he embodies that all but reasonable ambition, Kin...

Rating of
3.5/4 

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  cacb3995
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11/04/2017 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

A Portrait of Mad Ambition

Recently I saw for the first time Werner Herzog’s 1982 classic “Fitzcarraldo” so I decided to do a review about it. It tells the story of Brian Sweeny Fitzgerald (Klaus Kinski), known as Fitzcarraldo in Peru, during the rubber boom of the beginning of the 20th century, as he embarks on a crazy adventure to get financial funds for his dream of opening an opera house in the town of Iquitos. Famous for its troubled production, “Fitzcarraldo” is one of the most accomplished films by its director, and one of the most interesting endevours to come from the Herzog-Kinski partnership.

The first thing that needs to be mentioned is the acting, especially Kinski’s excellent performance as Fitzcarraldo. His mannerism, his corporal language, the way he embodies that all but reasonable ambition, Kin...

Rating of
3.5/4 

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