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Werner Herzog's 1982 feature film stars Klaus Kinski stars (alongside Claudia Cardinale) as Brian Sweeney Fitzgerald, an opera-loving entrepreneur who sets out to make his fortune in the rubber business and build an opera house in the Peruvian jungle. The film notoriously involves transporting a 340-ton steamship over a mountain -- an incredible feat that enticed Les Blank to make a behind-the-scenes documentary on the film, The Burden of Dreams.

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Added by MarkPritchard on November 28, 2006