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The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came To Eden (2014)



Critic Consensus: It doesn't quite live up to its marvelously lurid premise, but The Galapagos Affair is still stranger than fiction in a very entertaining way.

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Darwin meets Hitchcock in this true-crime tale of paradise found and lost. The Galapagos Affair is 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 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. 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. (c) Zeitgeist

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Gustaf Skarsgård
as Rolf Blomberg
Cate Blanchett
as Dore Strauch
Josh Radnor
as John Garth
Connie Nielsen
as Baroness Eloise von Wagner
Diane Kruger
as Margret Wittmer
Thomas Kretschmann
as Friedrich Ritter
Sebastian Koch
as Heinz Wittmer
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The mysteries are fascinating, all the more so because they are still unsolved.

May 15, 2014 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
Arizona Republic
Top Critic

A dazzling documentary about an unsolved murder in an ad hoc community in the Galapagos islands in 1934.

May 9, 2014 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
Philadelphia Inquirer
Top Critic

"The Galapagos Affair" spins a strange and compelling tale, with perfectly sinister music by Laura Karpman setting the mood. But the movie is better at building suspense than following through.

May 8, 2014 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
Washington Post
Top Critic

The film feels less like a whodunit than a "why didn't they do it sooner?"

April 24, 2014 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Top Critic

Though the pace occasionally flags during its two-hour running time, "The Galapagos Affair" is a fascinating look at a place of great beauty and remoteness, and at the kind of people drawn to live there.

April 17, 2014 | Rating: 3/4
Seattle Times
Top Critic

Move over, Charles Darwin, when it comes to great tales about the Galapagos, you've got company.

April 17, 2014 | Full Review…
Los Angeles Times
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