In the pursuit of self-discovery and authentic experiences, the Israeli backpacker, Yossi Ghinsberg, meets a cryptic Austrian geologist in La Paz, Bolivia, and captivated by his engrossing stories of lost tribes, uncharted adventures and even gold, decides to follow him, circa 1981. Without delay and accompanied by the good friends, Kevin, an American photographer, and Marcus, a Swiss teacher, they join an expedition led by their seasoned trail-leader, deep into the emerald and impenetrable Amazonian rainforest. However, as the endless and inhospitable jungle separates the inexperienced team, before long, Yossi will find himself stranded in the depths of a nightmarish environment crawling with formidable and tireless adversaries. How can one escape this green maze?
Nature Has Only One Law - Survival.
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Did You Know?
It would have been impossible for McLean to condense all of Ghinsberg's trials into one movie, which unfortunately left out:
- When Ghinsberg woke up covered in leeches.
- When Ghinsberg slipped down a slope and impaled his rectum on a broken stick.
- When Ghinsberg woke up to find a swarm of termites eating patches of his skin where he'd urinated on himself.
About 15 minutes in, as they first embark into the Bolivian jungle, they see a pair of Oriental Pied Hornbill (Anthracoceros albirostris) birds which are native to Asia. See more
This is the last frontier on earth. Still alive, still wild. Not for long. We don't like wild. We don't like untamed. We're obsessed with control. So, we ruin the whole planet, and pride ourselves for creating stupid national parks with stupid rangers in stupid hats to protect what's already gone. Why? Cause we're scared. The jungle shows us what we really are. We're nothing. We're a joke. God fucked up.
Alexandra El Panuelo
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