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Werner Herzog Alemanha Ocidental, 1982

Zac Weber's rating of the film Fitzcarraldo

The irony of Herzog's cinematic vision is inescapable given the film's inspiration. He's certainly not ignorant to the legacy of exploitation in this region, so why does he so casually disregard the native population and the natural beauty of the Amazon? Herzog even referred to himself as the "Conquistador of the Useless" in reference to the film. Despite its warts, I still find Kinski endlessly fascinating.