‘The Galapagos Affair: When Satan Came to Eden’ Film Review

from washingtonpost.com: The Galapagos Affair: When Satan Came to Eden” is a story ripped from the headlines, although this mystery has been around for close to a century. The documentary looks at three groups of settlers who landed on a previously uninhabited island in the 1920s and ’30s. Two people disappeared and two ended up dead, and if the volatile relationships between the settlers are any indication, foul play easily could have been involved. In 1929, a Nietzsche-obsessed doctor, Friedrich Ritter, left his wife and his German homeland to flee with his mistress, Dore Strauch, to Floreana, a deserted island in the Galapagos archipelago off the coast of Ecuador. The pair of humorless vegetarians had become disillusioned with society’s constraints and obsession with wealth, so living off the land far away from civilization seemed like the right antidote.

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