The Garden of Eden (2008)

R  |   |  Drama, Thriller  |  15 September 2011 (Chile)
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.3/10 from 675 users   Metascore: 28/100
Reviews: 10 user | 27 critic | 9 from

A young American writer completes his service in WWI and travels across Europe with his wife and her attractive Italian girlfriend. Based on the novel by Ernest Hemingway.



(screenplay), (novel)
Watch Trailer
0Check in

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Video




Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Hemingway & Gellhorn (TV Movie 2012)
Biography | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A drama centered on the romance between Ernest Hemingway and WWII correspondent Martha Gellhorn, Hemingway's inspiration for For Whom the Bell Tolls and the only woman who ever asked for a divorce from the writer.

Director: Philip Kaufman
Stars: Nicole Kidman, Clive Owen, David Strathairn
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Alessandra is walking in the city when she is hailed by a man she doesn't recognize. even though he keeps telling her about important moments of her life, his face remains totally unknown to her.

Director: Pierre Ferrière
Stars: Caterina Murino, Vincent Desagnat
Restitution I (2011)
Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.7/10 X  

A true crime writer investigating a small town murder spree uncovers the devastating truth that changes the town forever.

Director: Lance Kawas
Stars: Mark Bierlein, Tom Arnold, Mena Suvari
Dot.Kill (2005)
Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

A detective tries to hunt down a serial killer who broadcasts his murders live on the internet.

Director: John Irvin
Stars: Armand Assante, Sonny Marinelli, Raffaello Degruttola
Sex and Lies in Sin City (TV Movie 2008)
Biography | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Decide the truth for yourself in this thrilling true story of the biggest scandal in Las Vegas. Ted Binion (Matthew Modine, TV's "Weeds") is Vegas royalty, the prince of the world famous ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Medak
Stars: Mena Suvari, Marcia Gay Harden, Johnathon Schaech
Drama | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Together in Rome to shoot a film, a German actress (McCormack) and an English actor (Pryce) contend with forces that complicate their romance as well as the production itself.

Director: John Irvin
Stars: Jonathan Pryce, Alfred Molina, Catherine McCormack
Non pensarci (2007)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Stefano Nardini is still a punk rock musician at the age of 36. One day, as he is in a fix, he decides to leave Rome and to go back to his family in Rimini where he intends to get in touch ... See full summary »

Director: Gianni Zanasi
Stars: Valerio Mastandrea, Anita Caprioli, Giuseppe Battiston
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

A Bet's A Bet tells the story of Vince, New England's most successful divorce attorney. To Vince, life is one big competition, and losing is unacceptable. This also applies in his dating ... See full summary »

Directors: Jennifer Finnigan, Jonathan Silverman
Stars: Kristin Chenoweth, Mena Suvari, Eric Roberts
The Knot (2012)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

A couple endures a series of mishaps right before their wedding day.

Director: Jesse Lawrence
Stars: Noel Clarke, Mena Suvari, Matthew McNulty
Équinoxe (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Laurent Carcélès
Stars: Aurélien Recoing, Caterina Murino, Jean-François Balmer
Mandela's Gun (2015)
Director: John Irvin
Stars: Nick Boraine, Mpho Osei Tutu, Francis Chouler
Made in Italy (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

Quim ( ) roule dans une région isolée en suivant une route sinueuse et se perd. En essayant de se repérer... See full synopsis »

Director: Stéphane Giusti
Stars: Gilbert Melki, Amira Casar, Françoise Fabian


Cast overview, first billed only:
Catherine Hill Bourne
Madame Aurol
David's Father
Col. Philip Boyle
Mathias Koie Levi Palsvig ...
Young David (as Mathias Palsvig)
Héctor Tomás ...
Patrice (as Hector Tomas)
Dritan Biba ...
Monsieur Jean
Álvaro Roig ...
Vladimir (as Alvaro Roig)
Yaël Belicha ...
Girl Onlooker (as Yael Belicha)
María Miguel ...
Nina (as Maria Miguel)
Igacio Gijon Solis ...
Ritz Waiter
Enrique Zaldua ...
Waiter #2 (as Enrique Zoldua)


Set in the jazz age years, prior to the depression, the story follows a successful young American writer, David Bourne, and his beautiful new wife, Catherine, on their extended honeymoon in Europe. Catherine soon becomes restless and starts to tests her husband's devotion, pushing him to the limits of her imagination. Already unsure of the games his wife is playing, David is both uncomfortable and curious when she brings a sultry Italian girl, Marita, to spice things up. As the erotic game reaches new levels, the events that follow will change their lives forever. Written by Katherine McCormack

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Surrender your inhibitions...


Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexual content, nudity and some language

Parents Guide:






Release Date:

15 September 2011 (Chile)  »

Also Known As:

Hemingway's Garden of Eden  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$12,404 (USA) (10 December 2010)


$22,083 (USA) (24 December 2010)

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


(DVD) | (original cut)

Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


This is the fiftieth adaptation of an Ernest Hemmingway story. See more »


The fish David "catches" is clearly made of rubber. The fish has an adipose fin which only salmon and catfish have. This fake fish does not look like a salmon at all with the spiky dorsal fin and the snapper head. See more »


David Bourne: What have you done, Devil?
See more »


Chicago Crawl
Performed by Raimond Bugatti and his Platinum Lounge Syncopators
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

18 December 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This film is excellent, even though there is quite a lot of nudity. The photography is absolutely stunning and mesmerising, particularly scenes in Africa and by the quayside. The acting is excellent and all in all this is a fantastic film. Not for the faint-hearted, though.

The sets for this film were devised especially and the hotel built for the purpose of the story.

The ending has been changed for the American market but hopefully will be back to the original for the British and European markets. Perhaps in 2011 this film will be released for these areas to view. It is such a shame it has taken so long to be released, having been completed in 2008.

6 of 14 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Just saw it. tharonglen
When is this coming out????? kpefkaros-1
Mena Suvari? mgainer76
The book heatherruthcronin
Where can I watch it? aviba
Worldwide release? sikwitit23
Discuss The Garden of Eden (2008) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: