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The Green Inferno (2013)

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A group of student activists travels to the Amazon to save the rain forest and soon discover that they are not alone, and that no good deed goes unpunished.

Director:

Eli Roth

Writers:

Guillermo Amoedo (screenplay), Eli Roth (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lorenza Izzo ... Justine
Ariel Levy ... Alejandro
Daryl Sabara ... Lars
Kirby Bliss Blanton ... Amy
Magda Apanowicz ... Samantha
Sky Ferreira ... Kaycee
Nicolás Martínez ... Daniel
Aaron Burns Aaron Burns ... Jonah
Ignacia Allamand ... Kara
Ramón Llao ... The Bald Headhunter
Richard Burgi ... Charles
Matías López Matías López ... Carlos
Antonieta Pari Antonieta Pari ... The Village Elder
Tatiana Panaifo ... Village Girl
Percy Chumbe Percy Chumbe ... Guard Leader
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Storyline

In New York, college student Justine joins a group of activists led by Alejandro and travels to Peru to protest against a timber industry that is destroying the Amazon rain forest. When the group is returning to civilization, the plane blows-up and crashes into the forest. Soon the survivors discover that they are not alone and they are abducted by a tribe of cannibals. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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No good deed goes unpunished. See more »

Genres:

Adventure | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for aberrant violence and torture, grisly disturbing images, brief graphic nudity, sexual content, language and some drug use | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA | Chile | Canada | Spain

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

25 September 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Green Inferno See more »

Filming Locations:

Santiago, Chile See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,520,626, 27 September 2015

Gross USA:

$7,192,291

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$12,666,449
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The film's links to Cannibal Holocaust (1980) are numerous. In addition to being one of Eli Roth's favorite horror films and one that inspired his directing career, "The Green Inferno" was actually the working title that Ruggero Deodato used when he was making that movie; it was changed to something more bluntly descriptive and shocking (particularly with the use of the word "Holocaust"). See more »

Goofs

No matter the potency of Lars' Peruvian cannabis, not enough was administered to Amy's corpse to inebriate the entire cannibal tribe after she is cooked. Also the right amount of cannabis would not have caused the watch platform tribesman to pass off the platform, considering that he had not ingested a single piece of her. See more »

Quotes

Alejandro: You're a hero.
Justine: You were going to let them kill me.
Alejandro: You knew the risks.
Justine: Yeah. I just didn't know the the biggest one was you.
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Crazy Credits

After the song credits and before the special thanks, there is a "brief history of the Italian cannibal genre and their many names, along with their directors and their many names". See more »

Alternate Versions

In Singapore, the film was edited before it could be approved for release with an R21 rating. The distributor was made to remove an instance of strong graphic violence which the board felt was gratuitous; the scene in question occurs as the natives hold a man down and torture him cracking open his skull, removing his tongue and limbs, gouging his eyes out and severing his limbs. Without these cuts the film would have been refused classification. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Midnight Screenings: The Green Inferno (2015) See more »

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Sundown
Performed by Le Fits
Written by Ben Riesman
Courtesy of Ben Riesman
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A cult movie? No. OK? Yes!
19 April 2016 | by bastiaan0740See all my reviews

OK, now I had no idea this movie was 'anticipated', nor did I ever see Cannibal Holocaust (although I saw fragments), so I guess this is as fair of a review as any - although I do like Eli Roth and try to see most of his work, finding some good and some bad - so I'm pretty open either way.

One of the first issues I have is seeing Richard Burgi in a minor appearance. Don't get me wrong, I love the guy since 'sentinel', But him being cast previously in Hostel (and killed), and seeing Roth has a cult following most of whom have therefore seen mr. Burgi before, is spoiling the illusion of realism. There was no reason not to use a fresh face.

You will get what you came for: cannibals, dismemberments, and flesh-eating. We also get some torture, female genitalia mutilation, and mass zombie-like behavior as well, the last of which seemed out of place and unrealistic. Some parts are silly and not in a good way, I can't tell which ones (spoiler). Some minor CGI, can't tell... (spoiler).

There are some nice 'setups' in the movie, and I applaud it for that. We aren't merely talking about a documentary, we have people with an actual agenda and some twists. Ariel Levy does a great job in being unlikeable and providing a story arc, evolving into a near psychopathic personality.

The movie got a little carried away with some methods that ruined the realism, but to each his own. To me, that's what hurt the most. The way how the movie wraps itself up makes little sense, we get some ideas thrown in that didn't really work, combine or satisfy - but that's just the last 2 minutes.

In all, a careful recommendation to the fans of the genre.


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