Fitzcarraldo (1982)

Fitzcarraldo (1982)

The story of Brian Sweeney Fitzgerald (played by Klaus Kinski), an extremely determined man who intends to build an opera house in the middle of the Peruvian 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. Some visual images like Fitzcarraldo's ship be pulled up the mountain with cables and pulleys, or of the ship resting in mid-ascent as seen through the thick morning fog of the jungle are mesmerizing. This is a fascinating film and one of my favorites!!