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Duration: 2 hours, 37 minutes

Werner Herzog's 1982 classic set in early 20th century Peru. To achieve his dream of building an opera house in the Peruvian rainforest, Brian 'Fitzcarraldo' Fitzgerald leases an inaccessible tract of land rich in rubber, hoping to mine it. But to reach it, deep in the Amazon, he must enlist the help of the natives in an outlandish plan to move his steamship across land from one river to another.

Last on

Sat 29 May 2010 22:30 BBC Four

Credits

Brian 'Fitzcarraldo' Fitzgerald
Klaus Kinski
Molly
Claudia Cardinale
Don Aquilino
Jose Lewgoy
Cholo
Miguel Angel Fuentes
Captain
Paul Hittscher
Huerequeque
Huerequeque Enrique Bohorquez
Station Master
Grande Otelo
Opera Manager
Peter Berling
Director
Werner Herzog
Producer
Werner Herzog
Producer
Lucki Stipetic
Writer
Werner Herzog

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