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Amazon (1990)

R  |   |  Drama  |  14 December 1990 (Finland)
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Cast overview:
Kari Väänänen ...
Kari
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Dan
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Minna Sovio ...
Nina (as Minna)
Aili Sovio ...
Lea
Ruy Polanah ...
Julio Cesar (as Rui Polanah)
Pirkko Hämäläinen ...
Susanne
Expedito Barreira ...
Dealer
Luis Otavio ...
Money Changer
Sidney Martins ...
Thief
Ana Mel ...
Black Whore
Abimael Tosin ...
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Widowed and broke Finnish businessman Kari takes his two teenage daughters with him to Brazil. A bush pilot introduces him to the idea of gold mining in the jungle, but a beautiful and educated local woman warns him about the possible consequences to the rain forest. Kari has mixed feelings about the project, until an accident puts him in the care of a local Indian tribe. Written by Markku Kuoppamäki

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Adventure in a world where every man has his limits... and every dream its price.

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Not perfect but still quite underrated
19 November 2001 | by (Järvenpää, Finland) – See all my reviews

This is a confusing movie I watched as a kid and tried to understand it without any bigger luck. It's true that 'boring' was the only word I could find to describe it back then. Luckily I got my second chance few days ago. Mika Kaurismäki directed "Amazon" in 1990. Just a year earlier Robert Davi played one of the most hardest and toughest villains in a history of James Bond films in "Licence to kill". I guess he wanted to be in a more modest movie for a change. "Amazon" isn't really good as an adventure film and although it obviously means good when it tries to tell something about Indians and the destruction of the forest it has a big trouble of actually getting to it's big ecological point. Still, there's something awfully fascinating about this movie. I can't quite put my hands on what it is but there's something about the ambience and odd chemistry between Väänänen and Davi that I love. I don't know if "Amazon" would interest me without Robert Davi's excellent performance as Dan (very likely it wouldn't) but all and all, I like the movie and I have to admit it's one of those flicks that deserves even couple of viewings. Still, I wonder how it could have been better.


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