Paradise Lost

Paradise Lost

John Stockwell (2006)

18 Certificate


Our Score
Six tourists backpacking through Brazil get stranded in the jungle after their bus crashes, in this cross between The Beach and Hostel. A local boy offers to let them stay at his uncle's house (who just happens to be a surgeon), but they soon find that the hospitality comes at a very high price. Things start off bright and breezy, before turning dark and grungy as the overly naive travellers (including Josh Duhamel and Melissa George) slowly recognise the true dangers facing them. There are some sharp shocks and grisly scenes involving skewers, hooks and staple guns. But what grips most here is a breathtaking underwater chase through subterranean caves, which mines the same clammy claustrophobia as The Descent. This takes the horror staple of brash strangers clashing with an alien culture that views them with contempt and gives it a savvy twist.


A group of tourists in Brazil think their luck has changed after they find an isolated beach and a group of seemingly friendly locals - instead they end up drugged and wake to find all their possessions stolen. Worse is to come when they are offered help by a man whose surgeon uncle has sinister plans for them. Thriller, starring Josh Duhamel and Melissa George.

Cast & Crew

Alex Josh Duhamel
Pru Melissa George
Bea Olivia Wilde
Finn Desmond Askew
Amy Beau Garrett
Liam Max Brown
Kiko Agles Steib
Zamora Miguel Lunardi
Director John Stockwell
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Other Information

Language: English, Portuguese +subtitlesColourTheatrical distributor: Lionsgate UKGuidance: Contains violence, swearing, drug abuse, sex scenes and nudity.Available on: DVDReleased on: 1 Jun 2007