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The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden (2013)

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About a series of unsolved disappearances on the Galapagos Island of Floreana in the 1930s.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Cate Blanchett ... Dore Strauch (voice)
Sebastian Koch ... Heinz Wittmer (voice)
Thomas Kretschmann ... Friedrich Ritter (voice)
Diane Kruger ... Margret Wittmer (voice)
Connie Nielsen ... Baroness Von Wagner (voice)
Josh Radnor ... John Garth (voice)
Gustaf Skarsgård ... Rolf Blomberg (voice)
Octavio Latorre Octavio Latorre ... Himself - Interviewee
Fritz Hieber Fritz Hieber ... Himself - Interviewee
Steve Divine Steve Divine ... Himself - Interviewee
Teppy Angermeyer Teppy Angermeyer ... Himself - Interviewee
Jacqueline De Roy Jacqueline De Roy ... Herself - Interviewee
Gil De Roy Gil De Roy ... Himself - Interviewee
Carmen Angermeyer Carmen Angermeyer ... Herself - Interviewee
Jacob Lundh Jacob Lundh ... Himself - Interviewee
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Darwin meets Hitchcock in this feature-length documentary. THE GALAPAGOS AFFAIR is a gripping tale of idealistic dreams gone awry, set in the brutal yet alluring landscape of the Galapagos Islands. Featuring voice-over performances by Cate Blanchett, Diane Kruger, Connie Nielsen, Sebastian Koch, Thomas Kretschmann, Gustaf Skarsgard and Josh Radnor, this film skillfully interweaves an unsolved 1930s murder mystery with stories of present day Galapagos pioneers (a handful of Europeans, Americans and Ecuadoreans who settled idiosyncratically on the Islands between the 1930s and 1960s). As such, it is a parable about the search for paradise -- about what happens when a handful of individualists settle on the same small island seeking their own distinct and sometimes clashing notions of Eden. Written by Geller/Goldfine Productions

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25 July 2014 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Galapagos-Affäre - Satan kam nach Eden See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$5,185, 6 April 2014

Gross USA:

$247,159

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$247,159
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Connections

Features The Empress of Floreana (1934) See more »

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Geborgen in Gottes Liebe
Written bu Friedrich Silcher
Performed by Rolf Sütterlin
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Murder with Iguanas
1 June 2016 | by tomchakSee all my reviews

This was a delightful combination of a true life murder story and a portrait of a place vitally important in the history of science. A German couple flees human society and the hints of another approaching world war in the thirties. He is a World War I Veteran and a retired doctor. She is an M.S. sufferer who idolizes the former doctor and aspiring Nietzchean philosopher. Both have left their respective spouses to come and live a Robinson Crusoe existence on one of the smaller of the Galápagos Islands. They are soon joined by another family and a woman travelling with two lovers who wants to build a hotel on the island. By the end of the period covered by the documentary the doctor and the hotel developer and both of her lovers are dead. Since the survivors wrote their memoirs and there was ample film footage of the Dramatis Personae, there is almost too much information. Yet at the end of the movie, we don't really know who killed who. We hear the words of each person, ably read by Cate Blanchett and other clear voiced German-accented people. We learn what became of the survivors and their children--who stayed and who went off on their own adventures. And during all this time, we see the animals of the Galapagos climbing over the rocks, gently eating from people's hands, less savage than the humans.


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