The Green Inferno

Synopsis: In New York, college student Justine joins a group of activists led by Alejandro and travels to Peru to protest against a timber industry that is destroying the Amazon rain forest. When the group is returning to civilization, the plane blows-up and crashes into the forest. Soon the survivors discover that they are not alone and they are abducted by a tribe of cannibals.
Director(s): Eli Roth
Production: High Top Releasing
  1 win & 6 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
100 min

What do we want?

Health insurance!

When do we want it?


What do we want?

Health insurance!

When do we want it?



Come! Join us.

We will not go away.

We will not be stopped.

And some of us

will not even eat

until these people

are treated fairly.


What the f***?


You'd think they'd be too

weak from not eating.

Honestly, I hope

they starve to death.

Yeah, seriously, then we can

get some sleep up in this b*tch.

So I go to this party and Scott's

like, "You should totally rush".

And I'm like,

"That's retarded.

"That's for idiots who were stupid

enough to go to Dartmouth. "

I'm on a hunger strike.

You're one of them,

I can tell.

Or I'm just not hungry.

Or you secretly want

to starve yourself.

Duh, what girl doesn't?

None of those girls give a

f*** about the janitors.

They just don't want to

look like they're anorexic.

None of them.

Not one.

So, what are they doing on the

lawn at 9:
00 on a Sunday?

The only thing those posers care

about is looking like they care.

It's just some weird

demonstration to appease

their f***ing white stupid

suburban Jewish guilt.

Hi. I'm Jewish.

I'm allowed to say that.



Kaycee! Come on.

What? They deserve

to get tear gassed

for waking us up

so early on a Sunday.

There's something

creepy about that guy.

Creepy or charismatic?

The two

go hand in hand.

That's the kind of guy

you got to look out for.

People use the term

"female circumcision,"

but "female

genital mutilation"

more accurately

describes what nearly

two million girls

go through every year.

Some cultures use a blade.

Like this one.

But more commonly,

FGM is done

with piece of broken glass, the lid

of a tin can,

or a sharpened stone.

Once the clitoris or outer

genitalia is removed,

the girl is then sewn up

and her legs are bound

for 40 days while

the wounds heal.

If they heal at all.


Why would they do that?

I mean, what's the point?

The villages don't

consider them women

unless they've

gone through this.

From their perspective,

it's a rite of passage.

It's insane.

There's an ambassador

on East 44th Street

who should be doing

something about this.

My father's

a lawyer at the UN.

Maybe he could get

involved somehow.

It's not only

African countries who do this.


Middle Eastern countries.

Tribes in the Amazon.

FGM is a global problem.

You'd need every lawyer

in the UN to stop it.

Moving on. The "Ant Ordeal".

Why even bother

with safe sex lectures?

They should just

teach that class.

Uh, yeah. I used to think putting

in a tampon was painful.

I know.

Excuse me.

Hey, can I talk

to you for a sec'?

I won't keep her long.



Nah, I just wanted to give

you a flyer for our group.

Oh, thanks. I think

it's cool and all

what you guys do,

it's just...

I'm not really into it.

Alejandro asked me

to give that to you.


I mean, it's really

chill. No pressure.

We just hang out,

talk about the issues.

The food's really good.

Wait, don't you guys

starve yourselves?

Some kids do, yeah.

Not me, obviously.

But tonight

we're celebrating.

School's giving the janitors

health insurance.



They're making

the deal now.

So, see you there?

I'll think about it.

Don't think. Act.

Don't think. Act.

You're not seriously thinking

about going to this, are you?

No. I'm acting. Acting like

I'm thinking about it.

Good. Because activism is so f***ing gay.

The UN

Environment Program

handles matters

such as these, Justine.

Everyone is aware

of what is happening.

It's not something

that can be cured overnight.

Unless there was oil involved,

then we'd end FGM tomorrow.

Mmm. Were it so simple.

There are procedures.

We can't just go

invade a country

because they're

doing something

that we think is

illegal or immoral.


Where's your necklace?

It's in my dorm room.

Don't worry, it's safe.

You know your mother made that

out of your grandmother's...

Silver. Yes, I know.

I just forgot to wear it.

You know,

you should've kept playing.

Your mother loved it.

She also loved it when I

did what made me happy.

Playing used to

make you happy.

It still does. But I'm

not going to be a flautist.

It's not like I can

practice in my dorm room.

And if I played

on the street,

people would throw

change at me.

Well, you were very talented.

I like to think I still am.

You are. I just think you're

letting your talents go to waste.

Yeah. On books and college.

And terrible stuff.

The two are not

mutually exclusive, my dear.

Are you going to have

that cheese bread?

Knock yourself out.


Have you ever had fantasies

of saving a dying tribe?

Of protecting them from

encroaching civilization?

Well, an opportunity

has come up

to turn that fantasy

into reality.

For those of you

who care enough to join us.

In two weeks, an untouched

jungle in the Peruvian Amazon

will be destroyed forever.

And so will

the natives inside it.

The companies

want the natural gas

in the ground

under the villages.

So they GPS the location,

bulldoze the homes,

and kill the natives.

Ancient tribes, seen only in rare

glimpses from satellite photos,

will be gone forever.

So what's the plan?

March through the jungle

and starve yourself?

You must be a freshman.

Yes. Why?

Because only a freshman would

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Guillermo Amoedo

Guillermo Amoedo Schultze (born 2 March 1983 in Montevideo) is a Uruguayan director and screenwriter, working in Santiago, Chile since 2007. Amoedo is the cowriter, with Nicolás López, of the films Que Pena Tu Vida (2010), Que Pena Tu Boda (2011), Que Pena Tu Familia (2012), Mis Peores Amigos (2013) and, with Eli Roth, of the films Aftershock (2012), The Green Inferno (2013) and Knock Knock (2015). He has also written and directed the TV films El Crack (2011), La Leyenda de El Crack (2015) and the feature films Retorno (2010) and The Stranger (2014). Amoedo received a Bachelor of Communication at the University of Montevideo and later graduated as a Master in Screenwriting at the Universidad de los Andes, where he now teaches practice writing classes. more…

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