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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


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


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