What Were You Saying About “Survival of the Fittest”?

We’re intrigued by what we’re hearing about The Galapagos Affair:  Satan Came to Eden, a documentary that sounds like a classic whodunit in 1930s fashion—except for the fact that it really happened and more 80 years later questions remain about the “who” who done it.

Instead of an English country house, or a boarding school, or a hotel, we have Floreana, an uninhabited island in the Galapagos. It’s being colonized by a cast of characters that includes a German doctor and his mistress, a middle-class husband and wife, and an eccentric baroness in the company of two hunky toy boys. (You just can’t make this stuff up!) Conflict and scandal of international proportions ensue, leading—not at all surprisingly—to murder.

The Galapagos Affair has received lots of attention on the film festival circuit and will be released in theaters in April. A tour company in Ecuador is already arranging trips to Floreana for travelers who want to visit the scene of the crime for themselves.

We think this true-crime documentary will be worth investigating. How about you?

Comments

  1. Brian Greene

    I’m in, was hooked even before viewing the trailer.

  2. Teddy P

    I am in, too. Looks really interesting.

  3. Laurence Coven

    You couldn’t drag me away from this with a team of wild giant tortoises.

  4. BarbaraW

    I saw it in the fall after it was at Telluride. Will be interesting to hear what you have to say after you’ve seen it. It was not what I expected after reading the description. I had not seen the trailer before I saw the movie.

    Not to give anything away but it is certainly a different type of movie with the use of modern actors, documentary filming and what appears to be vintage films and photographs.

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