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Werner Herzog Alemanha Ocidental, 1982

msmichel's rating of the film Fitzcarraldo

Essential cinema. This legendary production was a tale of obsession, madness and exploitation on both sides of the camera. Herzog's madness/folly has been well documented as has the antics of Klaus Kinski on this production but it still resulted in classic cinema that is epic in scope and breathtaking in execution. ' The proof is ...that I saw it with my own eyes...'