Synopsis: As we follow a mother (Jennifer Connelly) and her son (Cillian Murphy), we delve into a past marred by an accident that tears them apart. She will become a renowned artist and healer, and he will grow into his own as a peculiar falconer who bears the marks of a double absence. In the present, a young journalist (Mélanie Laurent) will bring about an encounter between the two that puts the very meaning of life and art into question, so that we may contemplate the possibility of living life to its fullest, despite the uncertainties littering our paths.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Claudia Llosa
Production: Sony Pictures Classics
  1 win & 1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
112 min

Giddy-up! We're almost home.



All right. Tomatoes.

There you go. OK, boys.


- (boys laugh)

- How's that?

Try some tomatoes.

Here we go. Ready?

Got 'em! Pretty good, huh? Thanks, guys.

(horse and cart approaches)


Man your battle stations, boys.

- (laughs)

- Whoa!

Welcome home.

- I got it! I got it!

- What did you get?

- Come on, I'll show you. Come on.

- Well, let's go then.

So what's the occasion?

Come on. Let me see. Let me see!

Come on, open it.

God, you're gonna love this.

Oh, I hope you like it.

- It's a suit.

- Right, a suit.

- You hate it, don't you?

- No, but I could learn to.

You could learn to like it too.

You can't dress like that in America.

Another good reason

not to go to America. Huh?

You're not suckering me

into that argument again.

I'm not getting married here and spending

my honeymoon swinging from vines

and checking the bed for snakes.

Those weren't the only things

I had planned.



- Come on out and show us.

- Not on your life.

Which, by the way,

this suit has put in serious jeopardy.

- You look great.

- I look ridiculous.

I can't breathe. This thing is dangerous.

Come on. Come on.

Ask them how you look. They'll be honest.

- OK, boys. How do I look?

- (boys squeal)

That's it. That clinches it.

- Dumont!

- (groans)

- Dumont!

- Agon.

- They follow... Quatermain.

- Don't try to talk.

- I'm here. We'll take care of you.

- (screams)


- Get him in the house.

- Quatermain!

Quatermain, no!






Quatermain, are you hurt? Are?

Your suit.

I'm fine, thanks.

(heavy breathing)

Quatermain, is that you?

I'm right here. Right here.

Incredible, Q.

I had to get out. Incredible.


Streets of it.

Swarma. He's...

See Swarma. He...

See Swarma.

I wanna know if my brother is still alive.

Robeson. He's...


- Please, try!

- Not our fault.

Didn't know. Didn't know.

Don't want to die.

No! No!



Come on. Just let him be now.

He's asleep now.

I'm sure after he gets some rest

he'll be able to tell you about your brother.

Those men he was muttering about -

Hudson and Tremont. Who are they?

Old friends. They thought about adventure

first and the danger second.

Always ready to go out

at the drop of a legend.

They left while we were

at King Solomon's Mines.

They were searching for a great lost city,

a lost white race.

My brother pestered me about it for years.

It was a crazy idea and I told him.

Too damn dangerous chasing after

just another improbable African myth.

- I guess he got tired of pestering me.

- Do you think he found it?

They found something,

or something found them.

You're the resident archaeologist.

What do you make of this?

It's gold.

Possibly commemorative.

The inscription here,

it looks Phoenician, or a variation.


I've never seen anything quite like it.

Where'd you get it?

It was in Dumont's things. And this knife.

What do you think?

Very strange.

The sun symbol is definitely Egyptian.

But the graphics are Phoenician.

And the detail is very advanced.

It just doesn't make any sense.

The man who attacked me wore a band

with this symbol on it.

They found something.




Oh, the devil! The devil's been here!

One thing's for sure -

the fever didn't kill him.

Quatermain! Hey, Quatermain!

- Not today, trader.

- Some fine pots, Quatermain.

You can never have enough fine pots.

- I don't think so.

- Oh, please, Quatermain.

- Come on. Business can't be that bad.

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Claudia Llosa

Claudia Llosa (born 15 November 1976) is a Peruvian film director, writer and producer. more…

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