The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden


Plot Summary

Darwin meets Hitchcock in this true-crime tale of paradise found and lost. The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came To Eden is a fascinating documentary portrait of a 1930s murder mystery as strange and alluring as the famous archipelago itself. Fleeing conventional society, a Berlin doctor and his lover start a new life on the uninhabited Floreana Island. But after the international press sensationalises the exploits of the Galapagos’ “Adam and Eve”, others flock there—including a self-styled Swiss Family Robinson and a gun-toting Viennese Baroness and her two lovers. Things would never be the same.
To bring this extraordinary story to life, Emmy®-award winning filmmakers Dayna Goldfine and Dan Geller (Ballets Russes) nimbly interweave newly unearthed home movies of these original settlers; testimonies of modern day islanders; and powerful voice performances including Oscar® winner Cate Blanchett. Macabre yet inspiring, The Galapagos Affair is a gripping parable of Robinson Crusoe adventure and utopian dreams gone awry.


Cate Blanchett, Diane Kruger, Sebastian Koch, Thomas Kretschmann, Connie Nielsen, Josh Radnor