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4,966 Ratings


Directed by Werner Herzog
West Germany, Peru, 1982
Drama, Action


Brian Sweeney Fitzgerald (Klaus Kinski), better known as Fitzcarraldo, wants to build the world’s largest opera house in the middle of the Amazon jungle. But to fund it, the entrepreneur will have to venture deep into the wilderness and the unknown…

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Fitzcarraldo Directed by Werner Herzog

Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival

1982 | Winner: Best Director

San Sebastián International Film Festival

1982 | Winner: OCIC Award

BAFTA Awards

1983 | Nominee: Best Foreign Language Film

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