A native woman is breastfeeding and we see her bare breast for about a second
A man and woman start kissing passionately on a hammock, nothing graphic shown.


Film review:Translated by www.rabudo-ru.com


I’m afraid few directors can make a film like Herzog. Not only the film itself has become a topic, but also his film making process has become a topic. He always has a lot of crazy actions outside the film and related to the film. Therefore, it is natural for this madman to shoot “sailing on land” – the crazy story of another madman, not to mention another madman actor Kinski.

The protagonist of this film is Fitz kalado, a fan of Caruso opera, an incurable idealist and a practitioner who puts his ideal into practice. At the same time, combined with his actions, we may say that he is a highly creative performance artist. At the beginning of the film, he danced like a Star chaser to catch a Caruso opera and begged the doorman to let him in. Then he spoke out his lofty ideal, or wishful thinking, to build an opera house in a small town in the tropical rain forest for Caruso to premiere. There is no doubt that such a move is an unfeasible plan for people as “normal” as I am. Without mentioning the specific implementation, first of all, it requires a sum of money, a lot of money, but our Mr. fitzcarado was not involved in oil or real estate. At that time, he was just an ice maker, and a huge sum of money could not be obtained by ice. Therefore, he began to lobby. However, for realistic businessmen who regard profit as their life, what our protagonist provides is neither a commercially feasible business plan nor a charity project that can create a good reputation. When I saw here, I didn’t feel how ruthless or stupid these businessmen are, because if I were a businessman, how could I think that building a theater in the rainforest is a career that can be invested? Can such a project get venture capital today? So, understandably, fitzkalado became a laughing stock, and even his love for opera became a place for others to laugh at.

Fitzcarado is lonely because his ideas are not tolerated by most people. At the same time, he is lucky because he has the same way to walk with him. For example, his confidant, Mrs. Molly, who runs a brothel, has always supported her idealistic lover, both financially and mentally. Idealistic men usually make women love and hate, because such people have an attractive and unique charm because of their different thinking and behavior from ordinary people; At the same time, they are desperate for their ideals and can even ignore love. Their solitary style and stubborn character have become sad traits. In this film, we see more of the former. A crazy idealist deeply loves a woman. In order to get enough money, he has to go deep into the jungle to try to collect rubber. So he went on his way and met another companion, an experienced old captain, and his most legendary story began. He led the boat upstream and suffered the fear of being attacked by the aborigines all the way. His crew ran away one day, but he and the people left behind still moved forward, and even got a lot of Aboriginal help with Aboriginal myths. We can find that even those who follow fitzcarado do do not agree with his ideals, but are more inspired by his spiritual power. Therefore, he always turns his luck in adversity, and even allows a group of aborigines to work for him. With such charisma and will, perhaps there is nothing impossible in the world in the eyes of this dreamer, such as, Drag a big ship over a high mountain!

“Boating on land” is far from a romantic mood in this film. Fitzkalado and others command a group of indigenous people to lay railway tracks and design power plants. Here, fitzkalado, who has always been good at thinking, gives full play to his strengths. Many people have to dream, but he has a down-to-earth spirit. Therefore, with the ingenious design and hard work, and the sacrifice of some people’s lives, finally, the ship climbed over the mountains and slowly sailed into the water. The picture of this scene is very sacred. The ship slowly and shakily sails into the water, accompanied by ode like music, which makes people admire such a miracle. It is worth mentioning that in this film, the aborigines who help fitzkalado to complete his dream are largely ignorant in the eyes of civilized people. Even fitzkalado himself can’t understand “why they work for us like dogs”. Herzog’s films often ridicule the so-called civilization. According to my understanding, they also ridicule a modern civilization. The reason why aborigines do something that seems absurd to “civilized people” is that they still believe in miracles and myths. They have not lost their dreams of “reason and wisdom”. Therefore, fezcarado is like a “barbarian” despised by people around him in civilized society. Therefore, when he came to the rainforest and came to a place far away from civilized society, he looked more like a fish in water. In this amazing creation, his eyes shone, he was excited, and he could finally put his dream into practice happily. Finally, although the opera house has not been built yet, Caruso came, the opera came, and an opera began on his boat across the mountain, which symbolized his dream. While fitzkalado, looking at the miracle he forged with his own hands, went home as a successful dreamer. Facing him was Molly, a running confidant. At this point in his life, what can I ask for.

Director Herzog is a man full of passion and dreams. In this film, he can’t exaggerate passion and make the film out of control. The rhythm of the film is more like an opera. It is not so intense, but it leads to conflict from time to time and slowly returns to calm. The beauty of the rainforest and the opera aria inserted from time to time make the film with a sacred aesthetic color. Kinski appears “gentle” a lot in this film. Even at the beginning of the film, he looks like a child, but the later he is, the more passionate he is. At the same time, a kind of tenacious perseverance also makes him look very charming. At first, the film did not define Kinski as the hero, but in the end, he performed the role of a persistent dreamer, full of passion without manic. What is more amazing, of course, is the shooting process of the film. Herzog actually dragged a large ship across the mountain with a group of people. He seems to want to prove that he didn’t make a film dogma to tell you to stick to your dreams, not just to tell you a sensational story through stunts or lens splicing, but to tell you that I did it, I really dragged a big ship over the mountain and absolutely integrated knowledge and practice. Therefore, I would like to pay tribute to a madman like Herzog, who completed a very inspiring performance art in the process of making a film. If you often doubt whether you are “not down-to-earth” because you have some strange ideas, you can take a look at boating on land. Your idea should be normal compared with building a song theater in the rainforest and tugging over mountains; If you just lie in bed all day excited by strange ideas, you can see “boating on land”, because whether it’s building a railway through the Inca mountains, building ice in the rainforest or building a theater, he thinks of preparing and putting it into practice at the same time. Maybe it’s time for you to jump up; If you are ridiculed and frustrated by others because of your strange ideas, you can see “sailing on land”. Fitz kalado has been so miserable that he has been ridiculed and abandoned by the whole society, so you can face the ridicule of others with your smile; If you are in pain because of the frustration on the way to realize your ideal, you can take a look at sailing on land. Fitzkalado is deep and hairless. In order to let the ship cross the mountain and cut through thorns and thorns, he is determined to fight his life in the face of setbacks, so you might as well bite your teeth and fight to the end with a hard spirit.

“Boating on land”, a film loaded with dreams, when we have the powerless dreams of “reason” or “reality”, look at how Fez kalado, a madman like Herzog, deduces a legend of tropical rain forest, how to make dreams Cross Mountains and reach the other shore, and perhaps dilute reason appropriately, we will find another scenery of life.

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