Documentary

Burden of Dreams

  • Directed By: Les Blank

Synopsis: For nearly five years, acclaimed German filmmaker Werner Herzog desperately tried to complete one of the most ambitious and difficult films of his career, Fitzcarraldo, the story of one man’s attempt to build an opera house deep in the Amazon jungle. Documentary filmmaker Les Blank captured the unfolding of this production, made more perilous by Herzog’s determination to shoot the most daunting scenes without models or special effects, including a sequence requiring hundreds of native Indians to pull a full-size, 320-ton steamship over a small mountain. The result is an extraordinary document of the filmmaking process and a unique look into the single-minded mission of one of cinema’s most fearless directors.

Cast
Klaus Kinski

Fitzcarraldo / Himself

Claudia Cardinale

Molly / Herself

Jason Robards

Fitzcarraldo

Mick Jagger

Wilbur

José Lewgoy

Himself

Werner Herzog

Himself

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Studio: Flower Films
José Koechlin von Stein
Release Date: Sep 21st, 1982
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