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Werner Herzog Alemanha Ocidental, 1982

Nicholas Gregory's rating of the film Fitzcarraldo

Herzog is a fine cynic. His observations about humankind's stridency have much more heart and soul than this film about the size of one's vision and a quest for satisfaction. Long-winded and winding, Fitzcarraldo, doesn't often move around emotions or create characters that you admire/root for/hate. I wish Herzog was sympathetic to, or vexed, Kinski's character, instead of having a detached observation from.