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Burden of Dreams

Burden of Dreams

Burden of Dreams is a feature-length documentary and making-of directed by Les Blank, shot during and about the chaotic production of Werner Herzog's 1982 film Fitzcarraldo, filmed in the jungles of South America. Throughout production, Blank and his small crew were exhausted and exasperated, Blank specifically feeling “unconnected to the people around me”. Keeping up with the antics of Herzog and Klaus Kinski likewise proved difficult for the reserved, introv...

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