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Jungle (2017)

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A group of friends join a guide for a trek into the Bolivian jungle, searching for an Indian village. The men soon realize that the jungle is a difficult place to be.

Director:

Greg McLean (as Greg Mclean)

Writers:

Yossi Ghinsberg (book), Justin Monjo (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Daniel Radcliffe ... Yossi Ghinsberg
Thomas Kretschmann ... Karl
Alex Russell ... Kevin
Joel Jackson ... Marcus
Yasmin Kassim ... Kina
Luis Jose Lopez ... Tico
Lily Sullivan ... Amie
Jacek Koman ... Moni Ghinsberg
Angie Milliken ... Stela Ghinsberg
John Bluthal ... Uncle Nissim
Rodrigo Marulanda Rodrigo Marulanda ... Truck Driver
Elias Granado Elias Granado ... Boat Skipper
Miguel Angel Martinez Miguel Angel Martinez ... Boat Boy
Cayam Ghinsperg Cayam Ghinsperg ... Camper
Brandon Membreno Brandon Membreno ... Bolivian Little Man
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Storyline

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? Written by Nick Riganas

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Man doesn't belong here. See more »


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Rated R for language and some drug use | See all certifications »

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Kevin Gale, played by Alex Russell, is using a Silver Nikon F2 35 mm film SLR camera, most likely an F2A Photomic with DP-11 prism. Various F2 models were produced between Sept 1971 to Jan 1980. The F2A/DP11 were in production 1977-1980. See more »

Goofs

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 »

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Yossi Ghinsberg: [narrating] I left Israel in 1980 after three years in the army. I was desperate to escape the well-worn path. High school, university, work, marriage, kids. Not me. I wanted to be different. To experience the extraordinary. And to enter the unknown, discover lost tribes, hidden treasures, the darkest heart of the jungle. Which is why, of course, I ended up in Bolivia, South America.
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Alexandra El Panuelo
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Performed by Bolivia Manta
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Go to the jungle they said. It'll be fun they said.
30 October 2017 | by TopDawgCriticSee all my reviews

Man -vs- Nature.

This film is a smorgasbord of epic cinematography, beautiful location shoots, great directing and outstanding performance by Daniel Radcliffe.

However, I felt this is one of those films that had it been played at 1.5x speed, I would have enjoyed it more. The 1h 55min run-time felt really unnecessarily long. 1hr 15-25min would have been perfect had the pace picked up in certain areas it dragged.

Nevertheless, very enjoyable 'True Story' and a 8/10 from me.


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Country:

Australia | Colombia | UK

Language:

English | Spanish | German

Release Date:

20 October 2017 (USA) See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,906,640
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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