Fitzcarraldo

A spectacular film of an epic and crazy journey. Set in Peru, Kinski plays an Irish adventurer (or madman?) who dreams of building an opera house in a remote Amazon port and bringing Enrico Caruso to sing there. In order to finance the venture he needs to access a vast area of rubber trees. The natives are hostile and the environment is exotic and difficult. The film took four difficult years to make and had three changes of cast. Music by Verdi, Bellini and Strauss.