Fitzcarraldo ★★★★ 1982 (PG)
Although he failed to build a railroad across South America, Fitzcarraldo is determined to build an opera house in the middle of the Amazon jungles and have Enrico Caruso sing there. Based on a true story of a charismatic Irishman's impossible quest at the turn of the century. Of note: No special effects were used in this movie—everything you see actually occurred during filming, including hauling a large boat over a mountain. 157m/C VHS, DVD . GE Klaus Kinski, Claudia Cardinale, Jose Lewgoy, Miguel Angel Fuentes, Paul Hittscher; D: Werner Herzog; W: Werner Herzog; C: Thomas Mauch; M: Popul Vuh. Cannes '82: Director (Herzog).