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Burden of Dreams
For nearly five years, acclaimed German filmmaker Werner Herzog desperately tried to complete one of the most ambitious and difficult films of his career, Fitzcarraldo, the story of one man's attempt to build an opera house deep in the Amazon jungle. Documentary filmmaker Les Blank captured the unfolding of this production, made more perilous by Herzog's determination to shoot the most daunting scenes without models or special effects, including a sequence requiring hundreds of native Indians to pull a full-size, 320-ton steamship over a small mountain. The result is an extraordinary document of the filmmaking process and a unique look into the single-minded mission of one of cinema's most fearless directors.
Documentary
96 min
1982
NR
The Criterion Collection
English
VUDU Community
4.0
TOMATOMETER
100%
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Les Blank
Les Blank
Director
Huerequeque Enrique Bohorquez
Huerequeque Enrique Bohorquez
Himself
Claudia Cardinale
Claudia Cardinale
Molly
Carmen Correa
Carmen Correa
Herself
Nelson De Rio Cenepa
Nelson De Rio Cenepa
Himself
Elia De Rio Ene
Elia De Rio Ene
Himself
Werner Herzog
Werner Herzog
Himself
Mick Jagger
Mick Jagger
Wilbur
Klaus Kinski
Klaus Kinski
Fitzcarraldo
Jose Lewgoy
Jose Lewgoy
Himself
Jason Robards
Jason Robards
Fitzcarraldo
Michael Goodwin
Michael Goodwin
Screenwriter