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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 whilst searching for a mysterious city in the Amazon in the 1920s.

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James Gray

Writers:

James Gray (written for the screen by), David Grann (based on the book by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Charlie Hunnam ... Percy Fawcett
Robert Pattinson ... Henry Costin
Sienna Miller ... Nina Fawcett
Tom Holland ... Jack Fawcett
Edward Ashley ... Arthur Manley
Angus Macfadyen ... James Murray
Ian McDiarmid ... Sir George Goldie
Clive Francis ... Sir John Scott Keltie
Pedro Coello ... Tadjui
Matthew Sunderland ... Dan
Johann Myers ... Willis
Aleksandar Jovanovic ... Urquhart
Elena Solovey ... Madame Kumel
Bobby Smalldridge ... Jack Fawcett (7 Yr Old)
Tom Mulheron ... Jack Fawcett (3 Yr Old)
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Storyline

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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Based on the true story of one of Britain's greatest explorers. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Portuguese | Tupi | Spanish | German

Release Date:

21 April 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Lost City of Z See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$110,175, 16 April 2017

Gross USA:

$8,580,410

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$19,263,938
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Mainland China Cut Version)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The decision to shoot on 35mm may have been the film's saving grace, as the production team's computers proved no match for the oppressive jungle conditions. "The humidity got to my Mac to the point where it wouldn't turn on anymore," Gray recalls. "Looking back on it now, the film format worked out pretty well because it's a mechanical process. If I'd relied on digital, the machines might have conked out completely and then I'd be in real trouble." See more »

Goofs

Fawcett was in the Royal Artillery, not the infantry. He would not have been leading an infantry unit in an assault on the Germans. See more »

Quotes

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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Alternate Versions

Originally rated R for "brief violence", the distributor chose to cut the movie to secure a PG-13 rating. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Evening Urgant: Michael Rooker/James Gunn (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Serenade Op. 8
Composed by George Case
Performed by William Wakker
Courtesy of William Wakker
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Could have been great
30 June 2017 | by rcarlsen-31328See all my reviews

I was so hyped for this movie after I read the book. What a let down , this should have been a throwback to the the classic Hollywood epics of the past. Instead it's kind of a bore, scenes set in jungle are amazing but there are too many slow drawn out parts that deal with drama back in civilization.

The acting by Hunnam is mediocre at best, Sienna Miller gives a great performance too bad she's not in more of the movie.

Overall it's not horrible but it's also just average


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