The Lost City of Z

{4.5/5} “He’s been rather unfortunate in his choice of ancestors.”

The Lost City of Z, released in 2016

Percy is a major in the army who keeps getting passed over for medals. The Royal Geographical Society gives him a chance to reclaim his family’s honour — go to South America and map the border between Bolivia and Brazil. This starts a new phase of his life, as an explorer.

This is based on a true story.

It’s a mesmerizing dangerous adventure. The story takes place over a period of 20 years, starting in 1905.

I thought it was interesting that Percy could imagine a lost civilization in South America but he couldn’t imagine taking his wife there.

One more quotation: “We’ve never let fear determine our future.”

Ian McDiarmid has a small but important part.

Stars Charlie Hunnam, Robert Pattinson, Sienna Miller, and Tom Holland. Directed by James Gray (The Immigrant). The soundtrack contains several classical works, including those of Mozart, Ravel, and Stravinsky.

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