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“Apocalypto” is a historical adventure film released in 2006, directed and produced by . The movie is set in the late 15th century and tells the story of a young hunter named Jaguar Paw, who is captured by the Mayan civilization and must fight for his survival.

The main cast includes as Jaguar Paw, as his wife, and Morris Birdyellowhead, , and as the antagonists.

Synopsis:

Jaguar Paw lives with his wife and child in a remote village in the Mayan forest. One day, while hunting, they encounter a group of warriors from a neighboring tribe who are fleeing the arrival of the Spanish conquistadors. The warriors kill some of the villagers and capture Jaguar Paw and his companions. They are taken to a Mayan city where they are to be sacrificed to the gods. Jaguar Paw manages to escape and begins a dangerous journey back to his village, pursued by the Mayan warriors.

Awards:

  • Academy Award for Best Sound Editing
  • Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Foreign Language Film
  • Satellite Award for Best Foreign Language Film

Overall, “Apocalypto” was praised for its stunning cinematography, impressive visual effects, and intense action sequences. However, the film was also criticized for its portrayal of the Mayan civilization as savage and violent, and for inaccuracies in its depiction of historical events.

Directed by
Produced by , Bruce Davey
Written by , Farhad Safinia
Starring , , , , , , , , , , Ricardo Diaz , ,
Music by James Horner
Cinematography Dean Semler
Edited by John Wright
Production
companies
Touchstone Pictures, Icon Productions
Distributed by Buena Vista Pictures
Release date December 8, 2006
Running time 138 minutes
Country United States
Language Yucatec Maya
Budget $40 million
Box office $120.7 million

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