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Burden of Dreams


Rated: 8
Run time: 95 min
Director: Les Blank
Actors: Werner Herzog, Klaus Kinski, Claudia Cardinale, Jason Robards, Mick Jagger, Alfredo De Rio Tambo, Ángela Reina, Carmen Correa, Elia De Rio Ene, David Pérez Espinosa, Miguel Ángel Fuentes, Mariano Gagnon, Paul Hittscher, Huerequeque Enrique Bohorquez, Evaristo Nunkuag Ikanan, José Lewgoy, Laplace Martins, Thomas Mauch, Nelson De Rio Cenepa, Walter Saxer, Jorge Vignati, Candace Laughlin, Beat Presser
Year: 1982


A documentary on the chaotic production of Werner Herzog's epic Fitzcarraldo (1982), 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