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Running time 157 minutes
Language English
Format 35 mm / Ratio 1:1.85
Sound Dolby digital surround 5.1



Klaus Kinski, Claudia Cardinale

Directed by
Werner Herzog

Plot Summary
Peru. Iquitos is a town isolated in the middle of the jungle at the turn of the century. It is there that Fitzcarraldo – as the natives call him – has his dream of bringing together  Enrico Caruso and Sarah Bernhardt for one great celebration of Grand Opera. To finance his dream, Fitzcarraldo decides to exploit a vast area of rubber trees growing beyond the impassable Ucayali Falls. He literally has his huge steamboat lifted over a mountain from one branch of the river to the other. With the aid of a tribe of Indians, Fitzcarraldo fights fever and suffocating heat to achieve the impossible...

Screenplay by
Werner Herzog

Produced by
Werner Herzog & Lucki Stipetic
Producer (Brazil)  George Sluizer
a Werner Herzog Filmproduktion

Director of photography – Thomas Mauch
Production designer – Henning von Gierjke
Art director – Ulrich Bergfelder
Costume designer – Gisela Storch
Sound – Juarez Dagoberto Costa
Music – Popol Vuh
Opera – Verdi / Puccini / Strauss
Staging opera – Werner Schröter
Editor – Beate Mainka-Hellinghaus
Line producer – Walter Saxer

Fitzcarraldo – Klaus Kinski
Molly – Claudia Cardinale
Mario Adorf – Captain
Paul Hittscher – Captain
Don Aquilino – José Lewgoy
Cholo – Miguel Angel Fuentes
Huerequeque the cook – Huerequeque Enrique Bohorquez
Stationmaster – Grande Otelo
Opera manager – Peter Berling
Blackman – Milton Nascimento
Rubber baron – Ruy Polanah


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