“Jungle” is a 2017 Australian biographical adventure film directed by Greg McLean and based on the true story of Yossi Ghinsberg, an Israeli backpacker who gets lost in the Bolivian jungle.
The film follows Yossi Ghinsberg (Daniel Radcliffe) as he embarks on a backpacking trip through South America with his friends. Along the way, Yossi meets Karl (Thomas Kretschmann), 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.
Daniel Radcliffe 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||Greg McLean|
|Produced by||Todd Fellman
|Screenplay by||Justin Monjo|
by Yossi Ghinsberg
|Music by||Johnny Klimek|
|Edited by||Sean Lahiff|
Cutting Edge Group
|Distributed by||Umbrella Entertainment|
|Release date||3 August 2017 (MIFF) 9 November 2017 (Australia)|
|Running time||115 minutes|
|Box office||$1.9 million|