Cast: Charlie Hunnam as Percy Fawcett, Sienna Miller as Nina Fawcett, Tom Holland as Jack Fawcett, Robert Pattinson as Henry Costin, and Angus Macfadyen as James Murray.
The Lost City of Z tells the story of Percy Fawcett, a British explorer who sets out on a perilous journey to find a lost city in the Amazon rainforest. The movie is based on the book of the same name by David Grann, which chronicles Fawcett's real-life expeditions.
The movie begins in 1905 with Percy Fawcett, a lieutenant in the British army, tasked with mapping the border between Brazil and Bolivia. Fawcett is determined to prove himself as an explorer and impress his superiors, who see him as a bit of a joke. While on his mission, Fawcett comes across evidence of an ancient civilization in the jungle, which he believes to be the lost city of Z, a fabled city of gold.
Fawcett becomes obsessed with finding the lost city and returns to England to raise funds for an expedition. He convinces the Royal Geographical Society to back his mission and recruits a team of explorers, including his friend and fellow explorer, Henry Costin. Fawcett's wife, Nina, is initially hesitant to let him go, but eventually supports him in his quest.
Fawcett and his team set out on their expedition, which takes them deep into the Amazon rainforest. They face numerous challenges along the way, including hostile tribes, disease, and hunger. Despite these obstacles, Fawcett remains determined to find the lost city of Z.
As the expedition continues, Fawcett and his team come across more evidence of the lost city, including a stone carving that they believe to be a map. They also encounter a tribe that Fawcett believes to be descendants of the ancient civilization he is searching for. However, as they continue deeper into the jungle, Fawcett and his team become increasingly isolated and begin to experience hallucinations and delusions.
Eventually, Fawcett and Costin decide to continue the expedition without the rest of the team. They leave behind their supplies and set out into the jungle with only a few provisions. The movie follows their journey as they face hunger, thirst, and the harsh environment of the rainforest.
As Fawcett and Costin approach the site where they believe the lost city of Z to be, they are ambushed by a hostile tribe. Fawcett is captured and presumed dead, while Costin manages to escape and return to England.
Nina Fawcett refuses to believe that her husband is dead and spends the rest of her life searching for him. She becomes a prominent figure in the suffragette movement and campaigns for women's rights. Meanwhile, Jack Fawcett, Percy's son, becomes determined to find out what happened to his father and follows in his footsteps, embarking on his own expedition to find the lost city of Z.
The movie ends with Jack discovering the remains of his father's camp and a final shot of the jungle, suggesting that the lost city of Z may still be out there, waiting to be discovered.
The Lost City of Z explores themes of obsession, perseverance, and the human desire for discovery. Fawcett's obsession with finding the lost city of Z drives him to risk his life and the lives of his team members. The movie also touches on the idea that sometimes the.