Kapax Del Amazonas (1986)

Genres - Adventure, Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Adventure Drama, Biopic [feature], Docudrama, Romantic Adventure  |   Run Time - 92 min.  |   Countries - Colombia  |  
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Alberto Rojas Lesmez plays the title role of Kapax, a member of the Amazonian Yagua tribe. While foraging for food, Kapax comes across the barely alive figure of anthropologist Maria Bauza Bax. She has survived a plane crash in which her husband was killed. As Kapax nurses Bax back to health, the two fall in love. Before they can formalize their relationship, Bax must gain full acceptance of the rest of Kapax' tribe. While this Colombian drama may sound like warmed-over Tarzan, it was based on the true story of anthropologist Linda Smaely.



airplane, crash, anthropology, love, rescue, survivor