Director: Werner Herzog

Opera obsessed Brian Sweeney Fitzgerald, otherwise known as "Fitzcarraldo" has a dream....... to build an opera house fit for Caruso in the South American Jungle. He aims to finance his dream by man-handling a steamboat across a mountain and opening up the jungle to the rubber tycoons. Backed by his dedicated lover, who just happens to be the local brothel keeper - Fitzcarraldo steams up rivers, across mountains, meets savage Indians and so much more. Herzog's Amazonian labour of love is truly amazing feat - how many directors would really attempt to pull a boat up a mountain?