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Burden of Dreams (1982)

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95 min | Documentary

A documentary on the chaotic production of Werner Herzog's epic Fitzcarraldo, showing how the film managed to get made despite problems that would have floored a less obsessively driven director. Not only does he have major casting ...See moreA documentary on the chaotic production of Werner Herzog's epic Fitzcarraldo, showing how the film managed to get made despite problems that would have floored a less obsessively driven director. Not only does he have major casting problems, losing both Jason Robards (health) and Mick Jagger (other commitments) halfway through shooting, but the crew gets caught up in a war between Peru and Ecuador, there are problems with the weather and the morale of cast and crew is falling rapidly. Written by Michael Brooke See less
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Director
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Michael Goodwin (narration)
Producer
Cinematographer
Les Blank (photographed by)
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Updated May 30, 1982

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Sep 22, 1982 (United States)

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Werner Herzog
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Klaus Kinski
Fitzcarraldo / Himself Fitzcarraldo / Himself   See fewer
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Claudia Cardinale
Molly / Herself Molly / Herself   See fewer
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Jason Robards
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Mick Jagger
Wilbur Wilbur   See fewer
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Alfredo De Rio Tambo
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Ángela Reina
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Carmen Correa
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Elia De Rio Ene
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David Pérez Espinosa
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Miguel Ángel Fuentes
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Mariano Gagnon
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Paul Hittscher
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Huerequeque Enrique Bohorquez
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José Lewgoy
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Laplace Martins
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Thomas Mauch
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Nelson De Rio Cenepa
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Walter Saxer
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Jorge Vignati
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Candace Laughlin
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Beat Presser
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8 / 10 | 5,263 votes