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Young Israeli, Yossi Ghinsberg (Daniel Radcliffe), leaves a safe future behind to chase an improbable dream in the mysterious depths of the Amazon rainforest. For a year, he journeys on the path well-traveled, but when he and two new fellow adventurers, Kevin Gale (Alex Russell) and Marcus Stamm (Joel Jackson), meet the darkly charismatic Karl Ruchprecter (Thomas Kretschmann), and follow him into the jungle, what begins as the realization of a dream soon turns into a harrowing psychological test of faith and fortitude. A true story of survival against all odds, based on the international best-selling memoir by Yossi Ghinsberg.

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Greg McLean
Justin Monjo
Writer of original material
Yossi Ghinsburg
Todd Fellman  Greg McLean  Dana Lustig  Gary Hamilton  Mike Gabrawy
Executive Producers
Mark Lazarus  Yossi Ghinsburg
Dir. of Photography
Stefan Duscio
Johnny Klimek
Sean Lahiff
Production Designer
Matthew Puttland
Daniel Radcliffe - Thomas Kretschamen - Alex Russell - Joe Jackson - Yasmin Kassim - Lily Sullivan
Production Completion
Action adventure, Thriller
Production Company
Arclight Films International Pty Limited  Jungle Babber Productions Pty Ltd

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