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
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believed that no one had ever hauled a boat up a mountain in history, and likely never will again, calling himself "Conquistador of the Useless". 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'
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