PG | | Adventure, Drama
The story of Brian Sweeney Fitzgerald, an extremely determined man who intends to build an opera house in the middle of a jungle.
The film was shot during one of the region's driest summers on record. Indigenous Amahuaca launched a hit-and-run raid on the film camp. One man survived an arrow through his throat. His wife was hit in the stomach, necessitating eight hours of emergency surgery on a kitchen table. According to Werner Herzog, "I assisted by illuminating her abdominal cavity with a torchlight, and with my other hand sprayed with repellent the clouds of mosquitoes that swarmed around the blood." Herzog decided against a revenge attack, believing it would be bad for relations.
Brian Sweeney Fitzgerald - 'Fitzcarraldo':
Come on, we are late!
Molly: As long as we're doing it, let's do it in style. A few in minutes more.
Brian Sweeney Fitzgerald - 'Fitzcarraldo': We're going to miss Caruso!
During one of boat drifting scene, crew members are visible at the top of the boat, including a man in jeans who tries to avoid the camera.
English, Spanish, Quechua, Italian