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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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Sir George Goldie
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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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Z: La ciudad perdida  »

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Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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$8,574,339 (USA) (14 July 2017)
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Trivia

Filming included so many gunshots and big explosions that it scared local farmers, who complained to local newspapers and tv stations. See more »

Goofs

The closed captions are incorrect in a number of places, most egregiously at 1:21:08, when the typist says, "It looks like a war with Fritz [meaning Germany]", which is captioned as, "It looks like a war with France." France and England, of course, were allies during WWI. See more »

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Sir John Scott Keltie: Terrible disease, murderous savages. The journey may will mean your life. But you could reclaim your family name.
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Connections

Referenced in Talking with Chris Hardwick: Charlie Hunnam (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Daphnis et Chloé - Suite No. 2: Lever du jour
Composed by Maurice Ravel (as Maurice Joseph Ravel)
Performed by Carlo Maria Giulini & The Philharmonia Orchestra
Courtesy of Warner Classics
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV licensing
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Ridicule and disrespectful account of historic figure
29 May 2017 | by (home) – See all my reviews

This is a intense disappointment. After reading few reviews I was expecting something epic at the minimum for the 2h40min that the film run.... however after the first 45min I was sure that there was no way this films could reach nothing then laughter. There so many clichés that after a while you cannot avoid the laughs when is supposed to be dramatic. The plot is interesting but all the aspect that make it special are not explored nor developed. There many characters that seems to vanish without sense and the encounter with the natives at the amazonian jungle are absurd and implausible under the conditions shown. Just for context, Bolivia and Brazil have a significant variety of native dialects ( more then 300 ) this means that many of this areas where not in contact with the Spanish or the Portuguese. The acting, UFFF painful and excessive like in a soap opera. Anachronism in language and behavior... Shame that they miss a great occasion to do something espectacular.


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