The Emerald Forest 1985
R | 1h 54min | Action, Adventure, Drama | 3 July 1985 (USA)
Based on a true story, Powers Boothe plays an American dam engineer in Brazil. Boothe’s son (played by Charlie Boorman – son of director John Boorman) is kidnapped by a rain forest tribe, and raised as one of their own. Boothe continues to look for him and after many trials and adventures, stumbles upon him.
Touching, well-paced, sad, uplifting, absorbing. Good acting, good writing. Lots of meaning, lots of symbolism, but never in your face, never tiring. Mystical stuff that’s presented well and believably. A movie at once so ambitious and so real and so well-done…there just aren’t very many in its league. Action, love, adventure, drama, striking images, succinct dialog. Amazing.
Director: John Boorman
Writer: Rospo Pallenberg
Stars: Powers Boothe, Meg Foster, Yara Vaneau
Language: English | Portuguese
Release Date: 3 July 1985 (USA)
Filming Locations: Araguaia River, Brazil