The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden

Darwin meets Hitchcock in this true-crime tale of paradise found and lost, a fascinating documentary portrait of a 1930s murder mystery as strange and alluring as the famous archipelago itself. Fleeing conventional society, a Berlin doctor and his mistress start a new life on uninhabited Floreana Island. But after the international press sensationalises the exploits of the Galapagos' "Adam and Eve", others flock there - including a self-styled Swiss Family Robinson and a gun-toting Viennese Baroness and her two lovers. Clashing personalities are aggravated by the island community's lusty free-love ethos, and when some of the islanders disappear, suspicions of murder hang in the air leaving an unsolved mystery which remains the subject of local lore today. To bring this extraordinary story to life, filmmakers Dayna Goldfine and Daniel Geller nimbly interweave newly unearthed home movies of these original settlers; testimonies of modern day islanders; stunning footage of native flora and fauna; and powerful voice performances by Cate Blanchett, Diane Kruger, Connie Nielsen, Sebastian Koch, Thomas Kretschmann, Gustaf Skarsgard and Josh Radnor.

Year: 2013
Genre: Documentaries, General Docos, Biography, Historical, Film Festivals 2014
Country: Germany, Norway, USA, Ecuador
Director: Dayna Goldfine, Daniel Geller
Duration: 120 Minutes
Rating: PG - Nudity
Location in store: Documentary (General)



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