Department of Germanic Studies

"Fitzcarraldo"; Werner Herzog (1982)

Film Series Fall 2010 “Rebels and Rebellion in German Cinema”

Wed, September 8, 2010 | Burdine Hall 208 Lecture Hall

6:30 PM - 9:00 PM


Based on the real-life story of rubber baron Carlos Fitcarrald, renowned German filmmaker Werner Herzog portrays the life and quest of the eccentric Fitzcarraldo (Klaus Kinski) in Peru of the early 20th century. Fitzcarraldo is set on building an opera house in the Amazon jungle – an enterprise, which involves hauling a steamboat over a mountain ...

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