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The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden

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USA | 2013 | 120 minutes | Dan Geller, Danya Goldfine

Darwin meets Hitchcock in this true-crime tale of a 1930s murder mystery that is as strange and alluring as the famous archipelago itself, a gripping parable of Robinson Crusoe adventure and utopian dreams gone awry.

Fleeing conventional society, a Berlin doctor and his mistress start a new life on uninhabited Floreana Island. But after the international press sensationalizes 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. Things would never be the same.

To bring this extraordinary story to life, filmmakers Dayna Goldfine and Dan Geller (Ballets Russes) nimbly interweave newly unearthed home movies of these original settlers; testimonies of modern day islanders; stunning HD footage of native flora and fauna; and powerful voice performances by Cate Blanchett, Diane Kruger, Connie Nielsen, Sebastian Koch, Thomas Kretschmann, Gustaf Skarsgård and Josh Radnor.

Director: Dan Geller, Danya Goldfine
Principal Cast: Voices of Cate Blanchett, Diane Kruger, Connie Nielsen, Sebastian Koch, Thomas Kretschmann, Gustaf SkarsgÄrd, Josh Radnor
Country: USA, Ecuador, Germany, Norway
Year: 2013
Running Time: 120 minutes
US Distributor: Zeitgeist Films