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The Lost City of Z (2016)

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A true-life drama, centering on British explorer Col. Percival Fawcett, who disappeared while searching for a mysterious city in the Amazon in the 1920s.

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The Lost City of Z tells the incredible true story of British explorer Percy Fawcett, who journeys into the Amazon at the dawn of the 20th century and discovers evidence of a previously unknown, advanced civilization that may have once inhabited the region. Despite being ridiculed by the scientific establishment who regard indigenous populations as "savages," the determined Fawcett - supported by his devoted wife, son and aide de camp returns time and again to his beloved jungle in an attempt to prove his case, culminating in his mysterious disappearance in 1925.

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In 1925, Percy Fawcett ventured into the Amazon in search of a myth. What he discovered became legendary. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for violence, disturbing images, brief strong language and some nudity | See all certifications »

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21 April 2017 (USA)  »

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A Cidade Perdida de Z  »

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$112,633 (USA) (14 April 2017)

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$8,010,429 (USA) (19 May 2017)
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James Gray worked closely with Sienna Miller to ensure Nina was given full dimension and her own arc instead of being a passive wife character that Miller herself has often admitted she ends up playing. See more »

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Nina Fawcett: To dream to seek the unknown. To look for what is beautiful is its own reward. A man's reach should exceed his grasp, or what's a heaven for?
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Referenced in Midnight Screenings: The Lost City of Z (2017) See more »

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Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performed by Artur Pizarro
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Biopic of the end of empire
26 March 2017 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I enjoyed the movie - it was a bit paint by numbers but it covered a huge area of his life and his motivations, it was also a story of decline, the derring-do of the British empire and particular type of hero. I think that he has been overlooked because he 'failed' but the film shows how he respected the cultures he found, in contrast to the other members of RGS. The class-based snobbery of the period is also well represented. Highly watchable and recommended.


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