Directed by: Dayna Goldfine, Dan Geller 2014 | 120 min.

Section: Documentaries

Premiere: Hawaii Premiere


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 mistress start a new life on uninhabited Floreana Island. But after the international press sensationalizes 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, filmmakers Dayna Goldfine and Dan Geller (BALLETS RUSSES) nimbly interweave newly unearthed home movies of these original settlers; testimonies of modern day islanders; stunning HD footage of native flora and fauna; and powerful voice performances by Oscar® winner Cate Blanchett, Diane Kruger, Connie Nielsen, Sebastian Koch, Thomas Kretschmann, Gustaf Skarsgard and Josh Radnor. Macabre yet inspiring, THE GALAPAGOS AFFAIR is a gripping parable of Robinson Crusoe adventure and utopian dreams gone awry.


Saturday, April 05 12:00 PM Dole Cannery C Date Passed
Sunday, April 06 8:30 PM Dole Cannery B Date Passed

Cast & Crew

Director Dayna Goldfine, Dan Geller
Screenwriter Dayna Goldfine, Dan Geller, Celeste Schaefer Snyder
Producer Dan Geller, Dayna Goldfine, Celeste Schaefer Snyder
Executive Producer Jonathan Dana
Cast Cate Blanchett, Diane Kruger, Connie Nielsen, Thomas Kretschmann, Sebastian Koch, Josh Radnor
Cinematographer Dan Geller
Editor Bill Weber

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