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?
, who played the role of Karl Ruprechter in the episode Escape From The Amazon about this event on I Shouldn't Be Alive
(2005), also played James Potter in the Harry Potter series. Daniel Radcliffe
, who plays Yossi Ghinsberg in this movie, played his son Harry Potter. See more
Yossi was apparently planning his trip through the wild Bolivian jungle for weeks or months. He knew how dangerous and unpredictable things might get, yet he neglected to take along even the most basic supplies, including a first aid kit, bug repellent, foot powder, water purification tablets, a mosquito net, food, extra socks, a knife, etc. Even a Boy Scout would have had the foresight to include these items in his backpack. The fact that he had none of these very nearly cost him his life. See more
I told my parents I'd be back in a year, but I don't think I'm ever going back.
References Swiss Army Man
Performed by Hermann Skibbe See more