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The Lost Tribe (1983)

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An anthropologist disappears in New Zealand while looking for a lost tribe, so his wife and his twin brother go to look for him. Also seeking him are the police, who suspect that one of the... See full summary »



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Cast overview:
Edward / Max Scarry
Darien Takle ...
Ruth Scarry
Don Selwyn ...
Sergeant Swain
Martyn Sanderson ...
Bill Thorne
Emma Takle ...
Ian Watkin ...
Adele Chapman ...
Eileen Armstrong
Joanne Simpson ...
Alex Aitchison ...
Ramsay (as Alex Atcheson)
Barry Lynch ...


An anthropologist disappears in New Zealand while looking for a lost tribe, so his wife and his twin brother go to look for him. Also seeking him are the police, who suspect that one of the twins is responsible for a hooker's murder... Written by Brian J. Wright <>

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Release Date:

October 1983 (Spain)  »

Also Known As:

La malédiction de l'île  »

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2.35 : 1
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lost tribe, lost anthropologist, lost movie, lost viewer; spooky and beautiful, though
12 January 2005 | by (Upstate New York) – See all my reviews

Max Scarry, an anthropologist looking for the graves of a lost tribe of Maori goes missing. His young daughter seems to have visions relating to him (she also provides some narration). His wife and estranged brother Edward go to look for him. The local policeman and the boatman who'd taken the anthropologist out to the remote location don't seem very interested in finding him, and seem to want to discourage the wife and brother. Written on a mirror in the cabin Max used was a cryptic "home at last."

In addition to the above, a smaller storyline involves the discovery of a dead woman, and the man last seen with her had given Edward's name and matches his description.

Without seeing anything scary, and in fact without much happening at all, the movie does build up suspense and dread pretty well. The girl is fairly creepy, and I'm not sure what we're supposed to think about her. Edward can be pretty odd as well. Towards the end he starts finding some strange things, some relating to the lost tribe.

The scenery is very beautiful, and the musical score is pretty effective too.

I think I understood what happened in the end, but I couldn't swear to it. I'd be interested to know what other people thought of the movie. It's too bad it hasn't been seen more often.

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