• Fri. Dec 1st, 2023

“Jungle” is a 2017 Australian biographical adventure film directed by and based on the true story of Yossi Ghinsberg, an Israeli backpacker who gets lost in the Bolivian jungle.


The film follows Yossi Ghinsberg () as he embarks on a backpacking trip through South America with his friends. Along the way, Yossi meets Karl (), a mysterious adventurer who convinces him and his friends to join him on a trek into the Bolivian jungle.

As they journey deeper into the jungle, Yossi becomes separated from his friends and is forced to survive on his own. He encounters various dangers, including treacherous rapids, dangerous animals, and hostile tribes. Despite the odds against him, Yossi remains determined to make it out alive.


“Jungle” is a tense and gripping film that captures the harsh realities of survival in the wilderness. The film does an excellent job of building suspense and tension, keeping the audience on the edge of their seats as Yossi faces one obstacle after another.

delivers a strong performance as Yossi, conveying both the fear and determination that he experiences throughout his ordeal. The film's cinematography is also impressive, showcasing the beauty and danger of the Bolivian jungle.

Overall, “Jungle” is a well-crafted and engaging film that delivers a compelling true-life story of survival.

Awards: “Jungle” did not receive any major awards, but it was nominated for Best Cinematography and Best Sound at the 2017 Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards.

Directed by
Produced by Todd Fellman
Mike Gabrawy
Gary Hamilton
Mark Lazarus
Dana Lustig
Screenplay by Justin Monjo
Based on Jungle
by Yossi Ghinsberg
Starring ,
Music by Johnny Klimek
Cinematography Stefan Duscio
Edited by Sean Lahiff
Babber Films
Cutting Edge Group
Screen Australia
Screen Queensland
Distributed by Umbrella Entertainment
Release date 3 August 2017 (MIFF) 9 November 2017 (Australia)
Running time 115 minutes
Countries Australia
Language English
Box office $1.9 million

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