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A group of young backpackers' vacation turns sour when a bus accident leaves them marooned in a remote Brazilian rural area that holds an ominous secret.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Agles Steib ...
Miguel Lunardi ...
Jorge Só ...
Bus Driver
Cristiani Aparecida ...
Native Beauty
Lucy Ramos ...
Andréa Leal ...
Diego Santiago ...
Marcão ...
Miguelito Acosta ...


While traveling on vacation through the country of Northeastern of Brazil by bus, the American Alex Trubituan, his sister Bea Tribituan and their friend Amy Harrington meet the also foreigners Pru Stagler, Finn Davies and Liam Kuller after an accident with their bus. They follow a track through the woods and find a hidden paradisiacal beach. They decide to stay in the place drinking beer and dancing funk and parting with the locals and they meet the amicable Brazilian teenager Kiko. They are drugged with "Boa Noite, Cinderela" (Ruffies, literal translation: "Good Night, Cinderella" - a trick used by smalltime crooks to steal naive people) and when they wake up, they are practically naked, with all their belongings, clothes, money, jewels, passports, backpacks etc. stolen. They walk to a small village trying to find a police station, they get into trouble with the dwellers and they are helped by their acquaintance Kiko, who leads them to his uncle's isolated well-equipped cabin in the ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong graphic violence and disturbing content, sexuality, nudity, drug use and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

1 December 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Paradise Lost  »

Box Office


$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$3,582,554 (USA) (1 December 2006)


$7,025,803 (USA) (19 January 2007)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Director John Stockwell didn't meet actor Max Brown in person until he showed up on location in Rio. See more »


In the first scene at the beach, when Pru is showing her trick to take off her clothes without taking off the bikini, she is wearing a green/brown bikini. Even though they later get robbed of everything but the clothes they are wearing, by the time they get in the house she has changed to a white bikini. See more »


[first lines]
Bea Trubituan: [careening recklessly through the countryside in a bus] Are you having fun?
Alex Trubituan: Am I the only one having a problem with this?
Bea Trubituan: I don't know, I guess I'm used to it.
Alex Trubituan: I just keep thinking about how far we must be from a hospital. You know, with doctors who operate instead of amputate?
Bea Trubituan: So dramatic.
Alex Trubituan: [grinding sounds] Would you slow the fuck down!
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Written by Sasha Crnobrnja and Fa Ventilato
Performed by Flora y Fauna
Courtesy of Six Degrees Records, Ltd. (p) 2005 Codek Records
By Arrangement with Ocean Park Music Group
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Trouble in Paradise
18 January 2007 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie despite it's bad rating, and I must say that it wasn't at all bad. Good production values, great soundtrack and a somewhat believable story. I think a lot of people would've found it better had they not expected a horror movie. Sure there's blood and guts in it, but it's more of an adventure-movie in the sense that the good-guys, bad-guys ratio evens things up. What it does lack however is a satisfying ending and a subplot that would given an added depth to the characters. I still think it deserves a 5 rating as it's different than most movies, it doesn't follow the standard 'stupid-people walking straight into doom' recipe. It's beautifully shot at locations that I'd love to see in real life. It did get a notch or two higher for the effort. If the last 15 minutes of it had been a bit more scary and gruesome I'd definitely would've given it a 6 or a 7. If you are after a Texas Chainsaw-kind of deal you are most likely looking in the wrong direction, but if you are not, then this might tickle the fright in you just enough for it to be worth renting.

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