On at the same time
Director : Greg McLean
Producer : Dana Lustig.
Daniel Radcliffe, star of the Harry Potter series, helps to bring to life Byron local Yossi Ghinsberg's real-life story, a tale as dark and scary as the Amazon jungle it is named after.
Ghinsberg was a young Israeli-born backpacker in the early 80s when he and two friends set off from the Bolivian city of La Paz into uncharted Amazon rainforest on what was supposed to be the adventure of a lifetime.
With an increasingly erratic guide – Austrian expat named Karl Ruprechter, who they'd met just days before – their dream trip soon turned into a wilderness nightmare from which not all of them returned.
Wolf Creek director Greg McLean says he played it straight on the film, and no exaggerations were necessary. Radcliffe battles brain-burrowing, worms, scorpions, spiders and snakes, as well as torrential rivers and murderous mud.
Screened at Melbourne International Film Festival.
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