Fitzcarraldo
1982
****
Director: Werner Herzog
Cast: Klaus Kinski, Claudia Gardinale, Jose Lewgoy, Miguel Angel Fuentes

An aweinspiring story about an explorer/opera lover whose plans to chart the Amazon require a ship to be hauled over a hill. The story has a dozen different interpretations, all of them fascinating. Kinski is palpably intense in the title role. The process of making this film was even more of an epic than the end result.