This September, Lamakaan celebrates Werner Herzog's birthday by screening his films and discussing his work.
Werner Herzog is a renowned German filmmaker whose unique and often uncompromising vision has left an indelible mark on the world of cinema. With a career spanning several decades, Herzog has earned a reputation as one of the most daring and influential directors in the history of filmmaking.
Born on September 5, 1942, in Munich, Germany, Herzog's early fascination with storytelling and cinema led him to embark on a prolific career that produced an impressive body of work encompassing feature films and documentaries. Herzog's films are characterized by their exploration of the human condition, often delving into the extremes of human experience and the relationship between individuals and the unforgiving forces of nature.
Film Title: FITZCARRALDO | 1982 | 157 Mins | German & Spanish Languages with English Subtitles
About the film: Fitzcarraldo is a 1982 West German epic adventure-drama film written, produced, and directed by Werner Herzog, and starring Klaus Kinski as would-be rubber baron Brian Sweeney Fitzgerald, an Irishman known in Peru as Fitzcarraldo, who is determined to transport a steamship over a steep hill to access a rich rubber territory in the Amazon basin. The character was inspired by Peruvian rubber baron Carlos Fitzcarrald, who once transported a disassembled steamboat over the Isthmus of Fitzcarrald.
The film had a troubled production, chronicled in the documentary Burden of Dreams (1982). Herzog had his crew attempt to manually haul the 320-ton steamship up a steep hill, leading to three injuries.
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