Full Title : The Galapagos Affair : Satan Came To Eden
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.
Director: Daniel Geller, Dayna Goldfine
Cast: Cate Blanchett, Sebastian Koch, Thomas Kretschmann
Year of Release: 2013
Running Time: 120mins
Country of Origin: USA, Ecuador, Germany, Norway