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Fitzcarraldo is a dreamer who plans to build an opera house in Iquitos, in the Peruvian Amazon, so, in order to finance his project, he embarks on an epic adventure to collect rubber, a very profitable product, in a remote and unexplored region of the rainforest.

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Directed by

Werner Herzog

Written by

Werner Herzog (Screenplay)

Runtime

157 minutes

Country

Germany, Peru

Language

German

Cast

Keywords

ambition 19th century amazon rainforest peru riverboat plantation opera house south america steamboat white water rafting rubber imperialism iquitos, peru manaos, brazil willpower transporting boat

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