Darwin meets Hitchcock in this true-crime tale of paradise found and lost. The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came To Eden is a fascinating documentary portrait of a 1930s murder mystery as strange and alluring as the famous archipelago itself. Fleeing conventional society, a Berlin doctor and his mistress start a new life on uninhabited Floreana Island. But after the international press sensationalizes the exploits of the Galapagos’ “Adam and Eve,” others flock there—including a self-styled Swiss Family Robinson and a gun-toting Viennese Baroness and her two lovers. Things would never be the same.
Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
The lessons, although obvious, bear repeating.Stephen Holden, New York Times, 04.03.2014
A stranger-than-fiction gem.Chris Nashawaty, Entertainment Weekly, 04.04.2014
[A] disorganized docu.Peter Debruge, Variety, 03.31.2014
Move over, Charles Darwin, when it comes to great tales about the Galapagos, you've got company.Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times, 04.17.2014