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Release Date: December 8th, 2006

DVD Release Date: May 22nd, 2007

R|2 hr 17 min

Plot Summary
The Mayan kingdom is at the height of its opulence and power but the foundations of the empire are beginning to crumble. The leaders believe they must build more temples and sacrifice more people or their crops and citizens will die. Jaguar Paw (Rudy Youngblood), a peaceful hunter in a remote tribe, is captured along with his entire village in a raid. He is scheduled for a ritual sacrifice until he makes a daring escape and tries to make it back to his pregnant wife and son.

Cast: Rudy Youngblood, Raoul Max Trujillo, Dalia Hernandez, Gerardo Taracena, Jonathan Brewer, Fernando Hernandez, Rodolfo Palacios, Morris Birdyellowhead

Director: Mel Gibson

Genres: Adventure, Action, Historical drama

Production Co: Icon Entertainment International

Distributors: Buena Vista

Keywords: Gritty, Wife, Survival, Escape, Suspenseful, Pursuit

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  • By the end I felt sure it was the most obsessively, graphically violent film I'd ever seen, but equally sure that Apocalypto is a visionary work with its own wild integrity. And absolutely, positively convinced that seeing it once is enough for one lifetime.

  • The guy knows how to make a heart-pounding movie; he just happens to be a cinematic sadist. show more

  • The heart of the matter - and the viscera - is the action, and one man's determination to survive. Apocalypto is primal. show more

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Nominated Film Not in the English Language
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2007)
Nominated Best Foreign Language Film
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