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Watch the festival trailer for Jungle, which will have its world premiere at the Melbourne International Film Festival on August 3. Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter franchise) stars as real-life adventurer Yossi Ghinsberg.

Based on Ghinsberg’s memoir, the Australian survival thriller is directed by Greg McLean (Wolf Creek) and written by Justin Monjo (Bait). Thomas Kretschmann, Alex Russell, Joel Jackson, and Yasmin Kassim round out the cast.

In the early 1980s, 22-year-old Israeli backpacker Yossi Ghinsberg and two friends – Swiss teacher Marcus Stamm and American photographer Kevin Gale – set off from the Bolivian city of La Paz on what was supposed to be the adventure of a lifetime. Leading the way into the uncharted Amazon was an Austrian expat named Karl Ruprechter, who had met the friends just days before and claimed to be familiar with the region. But their dream trip soon turned into a wilderness nightmare from which not all of the men returned.


Tim Kretschmer perpetrator of the Winnenden school shooting occurred on the morning of 11 March 2009 at a secondary school in Winnenden, Baden-Württemberg, in southwestern Germany, followed by a shootout at a car dealership in nearby Wendlingen. The shooting spree resulted in 16 deaths, including the suicide of the perpetrator, 17-year-old Tim Kretschmer, who had graduated from the school one year earlier. He also injured nine people during the incident.