Visually stunning period drama based on a true story, starring Klaus Kinski , the first of tonight's two films directed by Werner Herzog. Peru in 1900: opera-crazy Brian Fitzgerald is known as Fitzcarraldo. After travelling 1,200 miles to see Caruso, he resolves to realise his dream of bringing grand opera to the jungle. In German with English subtitles. Review page 37.
(1982, PG) Rare chance to see: page 35
Beguiling period drama starring Klaus Kinski as 16th-century conquistador
Don Lope de Aguirre. 1596: a troop of Spanish explorers crosses the Andes in search of the legendary riches of El Dorado. In German with English subtitles. Review page 37.
Director Werner Herzog (1972, PG)
Alan Yentob interviews
Werner Herzog , the visionary director of more than 40 documentary and feature films including Rescue Dawn, Grizzly Man, Fitzcarraldo and Aguirre, the Wrath of God. See page 50.
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