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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
Daniel Radcliffe ... Yossi Ghinsberg
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
Lucho Velasco Lucho Velasco ... Don Jorge
Obeida Benavidez Obeida Benavidez ... Don Jorge's Wife
Joey Vieira ... Black Jack
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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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A True Story. See more »


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

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Arclight Films | Official Site | See more »

Country:

Australia | Colombia

Language:

English | Spanish | German

Release Date:

20 October 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Behazara MiTuichi See more »

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Dolby Digital

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Based on a true story. See more »

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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 »

Quotes

Karl: 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.
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References Swiss Army Man (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Piano Sonata no. II in A major, K.331
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Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performed by Andrei Gavrilov
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Go to the jungle they said. It'll be fun they said.

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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