Fitzcarraldo is an obsessed opera lover who wants to build an opera in the jungle. To accomplish this he first has to make a fortune in the rubber business, and his cunning plan involves hauling an enormous river boat across a small mountain with aid from the local Indians. Written by
Rune Sandnes <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Did You Know?
didn't cast Klaus Kinski
initially because he thought Kinski would go "totally bonkers" if trapped on location in the Amazon during the production's lengthy shooting schedule. His fears proved to be well founded. See more
When the two crew members fight with each other, the shadow of the camera is visible on the left one. See more
Brian Sweeney Fitzgerald - 'Fitzcarraldo'
I must stop my ship!
Referenced in An Opera of Violence
Oh Mimi, Tu Piu Non Torni
from "La Boheme"
Written by Giacomo Puccini
Original recordings by Enrico Caruso
(1902/06) by RCA Victor See more