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The Lost City of Z (2016)

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A true-life drama, centering on British explorer Col. Percival Fawcett, who disappeared whilst searching for a mysterious city in the Amazon in the 1920s.


James Gray


James Gray (written for the screen by), David Grann (based on the book by)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Charlie Hunnam ... Percy Fawcett
Robert Pattinson ... Henry Costin
Sienna Miller ... Nina Fawcett
Tom Holland ... Jack Fawcett
Edward Ashley ... Arthur Manley
Angus Macfadyen ... James Murray
Ian McDiarmid ... Sir George Goldie
Clive Francis ... Sir John Scott Keltie
Pedro Coello ... Tadjui
Matthew Sunderland Matthew Sunderland ... Dan
Johann Myers ... Willis
Aleksandar Jovanovic ... Urquhart
Elena Solovey ... Madame Kumel
Bobby Smalldridge ... Jack Fawcett (7 Yr Old)
Tom Mulheron Tom Mulheron ... Jack Fawcett (3 Yr Old)


The Lost City of Z tells the incredible true story of British explorer Percy Fawcett, who journeys into the Amazon at the dawn of the 20th century and discovers evidence of a previously unknown, advanced civilization that may have once inhabited the region. Despite being ridiculed by the scientific establishment who regard indigenous populations as "savages," the determined Fawcett - supported by his devoted wife, son and aide de camp returns time and again to his beloved jungle in an attempt to prove his case, culminating in his mysterious disappearance in 1925.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence, disturbing images, brief strong language and some nudity | See all certifications »

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English | Portuguese | Tupi | Spanish | German

Release Date:

21 April 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office


$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$112,633, 14 April 2017, Limited Release

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Technical Specs


| (Mainland China Cut Version)



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Brad Pitt's Plan B production company and Paramount Pictures optioned David Grann's The Lost City of Z. James Gray is directing the film, which stars Charlie Hunnam as Fawcett. See more »


Fawcett was in the Royal Artillery, not the infantry. He would not have been leading an infantry unit in an assault on the Germans. See more »


Baron De Gondoriz: You come here to make maps. Why is that? So that there may be peace. What is peace? Peace means my business will flourish. I will flourish. Peace means only that nothing will change. I will help you because you will make sure that nothing will change.
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Alternate Versions

Originally rated R for "brief violence", the distributor chose to cut the movie to secure a PG-13 rating. See more »


Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Cannibal Holocaust II (2017) See more »


Bora Fishing Spell
Bora Traditional Song
Performed by Manuel Ruíz Mibeco
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An above average true story
29 March 2017 | by alindsay-alSee all my reviews

After being made to watch the trailer for this film a few times before other films I actually had some interest in the lost city of z and this film is alright but I don't really care if I ever watch it again. The premise of the film sees an explorer go on an adventure to find a lost city in the amazon. Charlie Hunnam plays the explorer in this film and he does a great job in this film, at first I thought he was a little stoic but he really grows as the film progresses. He brings a lot of passion an humanity to his character and you do care about him and his family situation. Robert pattinson from the twilight franchise is in this film and he was really good as well, I really liked the friendship that builds between him and hunnam and bought it. Sienna miller plays hunnam's wife in this film and I thought she was a strong character and her chemistry with hunnam was really good. Tom Holland who is the new spider man is in this film and he does a really good job especially when you consider that he is still a young man. Also it is great to see ian McDiarmid who Is the emperor in the star wars franchise in a film again. The story is easily the weakest part of this film, it follows this guy and really his obsession with finding this city without really good motivation. You never fully care about him finding the city and this film goes through a lot of side plots that just aren't focused or interesting enough for you to care. The script of the film has some great dramatic monologues and dialogue that does help make you care about the performance's. However, this film is a complete humourless affair and it does hurt the film as there isn't really a moment to relax. The style of the film has some decent action scenes in it and some great cinematography. But it has severe pacing issues, as mentioned before the film attempts to much and it makes this film a rather boring affair. Overall this is an okay film but probably isn't worth watching if you are not interested in the subject matter.

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