Opera-loving European Brian Fitzgerald (Klaus Kinski) lives in a small Peruvian city. Better known as Fitzcarraldo, this foreigner is obsessed with building an opera house in his town and decides that to make his dream a reality he needs to make a killing in the rubber business. In order to become a successful rubber baron, Fitzcarraldo hatches an elaborate plan that calls for a particularly impressive feat -- bringing a massive boat over a mountain with the help of a band of natives.
Director: Werner Herzog
Writer: Werner Herzog
Producer: Walter Saxer, Willi Segler, Lucki Stipetic and Werner Herzog
Cast: Klaus Kinski, Claudia Cardinale, José Lewgoy, Miguel Angel Fuentes and Paul Hittscher