The Lost City of z movie Full story
At the dawn of the 20th century, British explorer Percy Fawcett journeys into the Amazon, where he discovers evidence of a previously unknown, advanced civilization that may have once inhabited the region. Despite being ridiculed by the scientific establishment, which views indigenous populations as savages, the determined Fawcett, supported by his devoted wife, son, and aide-de-camp, returns to his beloved jungle in an attempt to prove his case.
The Lost City of Z movie told the true story of British explorer Percy Fawcett (Charlie Hunnam) but condensed his life to suit the film’s running time. Directed by James Gray (Ad Astra), The Lost City of Z is based on the 2009 book of the same title by David Grann, who embarked on his own journey into the Amazon to retrace Fawcett’s path, uncovering new evidence on how he may have died. The film keeps Fawcett’s final fate ambiguous, leaving it to the audience’s imagination to decide what happened to Fawcett and his companion and eldest son, Jack (Tom Holland).
The Lost City of Z spans 1905 – 1925 and details how Percy Fawcett was tasked by Sir George Goldie (Ian McDiarmid) and the Royal Geographical Society to survey the Amazon jungle between the borders of Bolivia and Brazil, which are on the brink of conflict. Fawcett agrees to restore his family’s good name, which had been ruined by his alcoholic father. En route to Brazil, Fawcett meets Corporal Henry Costin (Robert Pattinson), an explorer knowledgable about the Amazon. Despite near-fatal encounters with the local Indian tribes, Fawcett completes the mission and he discovers pottery that leads him to believe in the existence of an ancient lost city of gold.