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10 Films That Deserved To Win The Palme d'Or
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10 Films That Deserved To Win The Palme d'Or | 1982
1982

What should have won: Fitzcarraldo

What actually won: Missing / The Way

There was a draw in 1982 - between Costa-Gavras' Missing and Serif Gonen and Yilmaz Guney's The Way - but neither has lingered in the popular imagination like Werner Herzog's Fitzcarraldo, a film about madness that very nearly drove everyone involved in it insane as a bonus. For the story of Fitzcarraldo's determination to build an opera house in the jungles of Peru, Herzog forged through natural disasters, plane crashes, deaths, injuries, arson and illness to make it. Surely that deserved the Palme d'Or?

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Surely LA Confidental would have been a much worthier winner than either The Eel or Taste of Cherry?? More

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Doctor Zhivago didnt win because Sophia Loren was married to its producer Carlo Ponti. Trying doing some research instead of thinking you know everything. More

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