Netflix 'Tragic Jungle': Air time, how to live stream and all you need to know about award-winning thriller
'Tragic Jungle' bagged two awards at the Venice Film Festival and it is now coming to Netflix to enthral viewers
Netflix's June roster has been impressive so far. From 'Sweet Tooth' to 'Sweet and Sour', the streaming giant has covered territories using scripted content, which is a feat in itself. The release of 'Tragic Jungle' ('Selva Tragica') will only push the boundaries. And it helps their case that the feature film has snagged two awards at the 77th Venice Film Festival.
Even though Yulene Olaizola has a vision of her own, the drama-thriller borrows quite a bit from novelist Rafael Bernal's 'Caribal: El Infierno Verde.' The story is set in the 1920s on the Mexican and Belizean borders, which witness strange events as a mysterious woman and gum traders clash.
'Tragic Jungle' will premiere on Netflix at 3am ET. For more information, check your local listings.
How to live stream
The movie can be streamed on Netflix.
The synopsis by Netflix reads: "1920, on the border between Mexico and Belize. Deep in the Mayan jungle, a lawless territory where myths abound, a group of Mexican gum workers cross paths with Agnes, a mysterious young Belizean woman. Her presence incites tension among the men, arousing their fantasies and desires. Filled with new vigor, they face their destiny, without knowing that they have woken up Xtabay, a legendary being that lurks in the heart of the jungle."
Directed by Olaizola, 'Tragic Jungle' stars Indira Rubie Andrewin, Gilberto Barraza, and Mariano Tun Xool in key roles.
That the film received nods at film festivals shouldn't be a surprise, given the efforts Olaizola and her team put into it. They shot for seven weeks in the area that's South of Quintana Roo. The schedule helped them document the essence of the jungle in the best way possible. "The jungle is a living being, harassed by those men trying to steal its treasures; but it takes revenge in different ways, with poisonous plants, swarms of mosquitoes, fierce animals and with the enchantment of mysterious creatures,” Olaizola told Variety.
Backed by the Cinemas du Monde-CNC, the Cannes Festival’s Cinéfondation L’Atelier workshop and the ARRI Support Program, 'Tragic Jungle' has Imaz, Olaizola and Pablo Zimbron Alva of Varios Lobos as producers.
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