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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.

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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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Nature Has Only One Law - Survival


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

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20 October 2017 (USA)  »

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Dziungles  »

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Based on a true story. See more »

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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: I told my parents I'd be back in a year, but I don't think I'm ever going back.
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Very very good lazy-Sunday-afternoon-movie
26 October 2017 | by See all my reviews

When I first heard of this movie I thought it sounded like a good lazy-Sunday-afternoon-movie, but it sure as hell was surprising!

It follows the true story of 3 friends who get lost in the jungle with a suspicious guide and it's show throw the perspective of Yossi (Daniel Radcliffe). The cast is actually very good but the movie is extremely dependent on Radcliffe's performance. And it is outstanding. One of the things I really liked is that the "bad guy" is never introduced as the "bad guy", there are no sound warning or even shot's the make you look at him in a suspicious way. In fact, even knowing that he was wanted for the authorities, nothing bad happens because of him. Everything could have happened the same way if the guy was the humblest person in the world.

The directing is also very enjoyable. McLean mix a lot of hallucinations with what is real happening, but he can do it in a way that you don't lose anything in the story or you don't get confused. It's based on true events and it's as simple as the events were. But it's also as dark as you can imagine for someone who is lost in the jungle for 3 weeks. Shooting in this kind of decors is never a easy thing, but the scenes are very well-thought and it really makes you feel like you are there and that you don't belong there, just like the main character.

The soundtrack could have been better and the cinematography is very good, but mostly because of the beauty of the places themselves.

In short, it's still a very good lazy-Sunday-afternoon-movie, but one of the best I've seen in a long time.


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