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The Raft (2018)

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In 1973, five men and six women drifted across the Atlantic on a raft as part of a scientific experiment studying the sociology of violence, aggression and sexual attraction in human ... See full summary »

Director:

Marcus Lindeen

Writers:

Santiago Genovés (based on the writings of), Marcus Lindeen
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Complete credited cast:
Daniel Giménez Cacho ... Narrator / Voice of Santiago Genovés (voice)
Fe Seymour ... Self (as Fé Seymour)
Maria Björnstam Maria Björnstam ... Self
Servane Zanotti Servane Zanotti ... Self
Eisuke Yamaki Eisuke Yamaki ... Self
Mary Gidley Mary Gidley ... Self
Edna Reves Edna Reves ... Self
Rachida Lièvre Rachida Lièvre ... Self
Santiago Genovés Santiago Genovés ... Self (archive footage)
Bernardo Bongo Bernardo Bongo ... Self (archive footage)
Charles Anthony Charles Anthony ... Self (archive footage) (as Charles Antoni)
José María Montero Pérez José María Montero Pérez ... Self (archive footage)
Olaf Olaf ... Self - Maria Björnstam's Boyfriend (voice) (archive footage)
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In 1973, five men and six women drifted across the Atlantic on a raft as part of a scientific experiment studying the sociology of violence, aggression and sexual attraction in human behavior. Although the project became known in the press as 'The Sex Raft', nobody expected what ultimately took place on that three month journey. Through extraordinary archive material and a reunion of the surviving members of the expedition on a full scale replica of the raft, this film tells the hidden story behind what has been described as 'one of the strangest group experiments of all time.'

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The Strangest Group Experiment of All Time

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Boring when it should have been exciting.
29 May 2019 | by MOscarbradleySee all my reviews

This documentary, made now by Marcus Lindeen, but dealing with events that happened in 1973, ought to be hugely exciting, (given the subject matter), but is, in fact, quite boring. It shows and describes a journey across the Atlantic from the Canary Islands to Mexico by six men and five women on a raft as part of a sociological experiment on, amongst other things, aggression by the anthropologist Santiago Genoves.

A good deal of the film is actual footage shot on the raft at the time while in the present those still left alive look back and analyze the experience and it is this part of the film that drags it down. It's like a not very good play in which ancient actors act at playing younger versions of themselves while even the events that happened on the raft turn out to be more than a bit ho-hum. It's really like an intellectual version of "Big Brother", set at sea, and you know how boring that turned out to be. Anyone looking for a bit of titillation is bound to be disappointed.


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Release Date:

7 June 2019 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Canary Islands, Canarias, Spain See more »

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Gross USA:

$39,678

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$47,269
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2.35 : 1
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