The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden

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Darwin meets Hitchcock in this true-crime tale of paradise found and lost. The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came To Eden is a fascinating documentary portrait of a 1930s murder mystery as strange and alluring as the famous archipelago itself. read more

Darwin meets Hitchcock in this true-crime tale of paradise found and lost. The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came To Eden 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. To bring this extraordinary story to life, filmmakers Dayna Goldfine and Dan Geller ( Ballets Russes ) nimbly interweave newly unearthed home movies of these original settlers; testimonies of modern day islanders; stunning HD footage of native flora and fauna; and powerful voice performances by Oscar® winner Cate Blanchett, Diane Kruger, Connie Nielsen, Sebastian Koch, Thomas Kretschmann, Gustaf Skarsgård and Josh Radnor. Macabre yet inspiring, The Galapagos Affair is a gripping parable of Robinson Crusoe adventure and utopian dreams gone awry.

Original Release

04/03/2014

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Cast

Cate Blanchett Dore Strauch (voice)
Diane Kruger Margret Wittmer (voice)
Josh Radnor John Garth
Sebastian Koch Heinz Wittmer (voice)
Connie Nielsen Baroness Von Wagner (voice)
Thomas Kretschmann Friedrich Ritter (voice)
Gustaf Skarsgard Rolf Blomberg (voice)
Octavio Latorre Himself - Interviewee
Fritz Hieber Himself - Interviewee
Steve Divine Himself - Interviewee
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Daniel Geller, Dayna Goldfine

Writers

Dayna Goldfine, Dore Strauch, Daniel Geller, Margret Wittmer, Celeste Schaefer Snyder, Friedrich Ritter, Hinz Wittmer, John Garth

Cast

Cate Blanchett Dore Strauch (voice)
Diane Kruger Margret Wittmer (voice)
Josh Radnor John Garth
Sebastian Koch Heinz Wittmer (voice)
Connie Nielsen Baroness Von Wagner (voice)
Thomas Kretschmann Friedrich Ritter (voice)
Gustaf Skarsgard Rolf Blomberg (voice)
Octavio Latorre Himself - Interviewee
Fritz Hieber Himself - Interviewee
Steve Divine Himself - Interviewee
Teppy Angermeyer Himself - Interviewee
Jacqueline De Roy Herself - Interviewee
Gil De Roy Himself - Interviewee
Carmen Angermeyer Herself - Interviewee
Jacob Lundh Himself - Interviewee
Daniel Fitter Himself - Interviewee (as Daniel Fitter Angermeyer)
Rolf Wittmer Himself - Interviewee
Jorge Antonio Mahauad Wittmer Himself - Interviewee
Floreanita Wittner Herself - Interviewee
Friedel Horneman Herself - Interviewee

Producers

Editors

Bill Weber

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