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Born and raised in captivity, a capuchin monkey suddenly finds himself fighting for survival in the wilds of the Amazon jungle in this remarkable live-action adventure, shot on location in breathtaking 3D.
Prepare to be immersed deep into the heart
of the Amazon in this 3D adventure that
grants us intimate access to the captivating
stories and lush natural wonders of the
world's greatest rainforest.
We first meet Saï, a capuchin monkey
born and raised in captivity, when the
plane he is travelling on to his next circus
performance crashes in the middle of the
forest. Alone and left to fend for himself,
the domesticated monkey must learn to
adapt to this unfamiliar environment. A
frightened Saï tentatively makes his way
out of the plane and starts to explore his
new surroundings, where he meets new
friends — and foes! — and samples the culinary
delights that the Amazon has to offer.
To prepare for Amazonia, director
Thierry Ragobert (The White Planet) and
his team spent two years doing scientific
research, working closely with biologists
and animal experts to ensure the accuracy
and faithfulness of every sequence.
Ragobert's breathtaking footage, featuring
a cast of forest animals such as jaguars,
crocodiles, kinkajous, boas, and forty capuchin
monkeys — plus thousands of plant
species and millions of insects serving as
background extras — renders this beautiful
and incredibly dangerous rainforest absolutely spellbinding. Amazonia reminds
us of just how disconnected the domesticated
world can be from the wild. Trusting
your instincts and being willing to adapt
are the things that will help you navigate
the perils of the jungle. For most of us,
such a challenge might sound frightening,
but for a primate like Saï, the jungle may
already be home.
This film is recommended for ages 9 and up.
N.B. Animal survival depicted, some scenes may
be upsetting for very young children; plant-based
Amazonia is dialogue-free.
- Thierry Ragobert
- Thierry Ragobert was born in Paris,
France. He worked with Jacques
Cousteau for a decade on the television
series À la découverte du monde.
His features include co-directing the
documentaries The White Planet
(06), which played at the Festival,
and Tara, voyage au coeur de la
machine climatique (08). Amazonia
(13) is his latest feature.