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Werner Herzog Alemanha Ocidental, 1982

dionysus67's rating of the film Fitzcarraldo

One of the most inspired ventures in film history with images indelibly inscribed into the collective cinematic consciousness. (What a creatively insane idea to lift the steamboat over a hill in the jungle!) As always, Kinski energizes the screen with a commanding presence of a 'benign' colonialist seer who orchestrates a symphony of labor and art in making his vision possible. A megalomaniac and redeeming epic!