Directors: Daniel Geller, Dayna Goldfine. 120 min. USA/Ecuador/Germany/Norway. Documentary.
In the 1930s, a few European couples embark on a hermit's life in the Galapagos Islands, and tragedy ensues. You don't run too often into a creepy documentary about a bizarre lesser known crime that happened 80 years ago, and Cate Blanchett's familiar voice as one of the narrators makes this critically-acclaimed film more marketable. But other than the everlasting notion that human civilization has never changed the innate caveman lust for property and power, the take-home message (don't become a hermit? be nice to your neighbors when you become a hermit?) was lost on me.