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
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
How could this not be a great documentary? By putting it in the hands of Dayna Goldfine and Dan Geller, who have squandered their sensational subject into a two-hour slog.Peter Keough, Boston Globe, 04.17.2014