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The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden

Cate Blanchett, Thomas Kretschmann, Diane Kruger, Connie Nielsen and Josh Radnor provide the voices for this unusual epistolary documentary. Back in the early 1930s, two intellectual lovers split from their spouses, left Germany and ran off to the tiny, uninhabited island of Floreana to live "like Adam and Eve in Paradise." Oddly enough, a strange collection of other runaway Europeans showed up in their wake—including an aristocratic baroness—resulting in melodrama, sexual intrigue and possible murder. It's a crazy story, one ripe for the telling. But this exposition-heavy documentary exposes the need for a livelier, more fictionalized version of the true-life mystery. 120 minutes Unrated.