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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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John Stockwell
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Josh Duhamel ... Alex
Melissa George ... Pru
Olivia Wilde ... Bea
Desmond Askew ... Finn
Beau Garrett ... Amy
Max Brown ... Liam
Agles Steib Agles Steib ... Kiko
Miguel Lunardi Miguel Lunardi ... Zamora
Jorge Só Jorge Só ... Bus Driver
Cristiani Aparecida Cristiani Aparecida ... Native Beauty
Lucy Ramos ... Arolea
Andréa Leal ... Camila
Diego Santiago Diego Santiago ... Jacaré
Marcão Marcão ... Ranan
Miguelito Acosta Miguelito Acosta ... Jamoru
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Storyline

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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Official Sites:

Official site [UK]

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Portuguese

Release Date:

1 December 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Paradise Lost See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,582,554, 3 December 2006, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$7,025,803, 21 January 2007
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SDDS | Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The people seen in the passport photos in the opening credits montage are all employees of the film company 2929. See more »

Goofs

During the swimming scene after Alex is shot escaping from Zamora, you can clearly see no blood or wound of any kind on either of his hands. After they leave the water, he bandages a wound to his left hand. See more »

Quotes

[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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Jogando Capoeira
Written by Beatfanatic
Performed by Beatfanatic
Courtesy of Raw Fusion Records
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Why the bad rating ???

I almost was not going to see this movie because it was giving such a bad rating by so many.

I don't know why though. I watched the movie and it was very very good.

It had a great story line that was believable and made it more creepy. When something exciting was not happening it had great visuals of Brazil. It had some intense scenes also. It also had a lot of shocking parts u would not expect. I really liked this movie. Better then hostel definitely.

It shouldn't have a bad rating. At least should have a 7 or 8. Worth watching.


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