Apocalypto (18)

PUBLISHED: 13:56 10 January 2007 | UPDATED: 10:25 24 May 2010

FROM the Academy Award-winning filmmaker of Braveheart and The Passion of the Christ comes Apocalypto, expected to be a heart-stopping, mythic action-adventure set against the turbulent times of the end of the once great Mayan civilization. Directed and

FROM the Academy Award-winning filmmaker of Braveheart and The Passion of the Christ comes Apocalypto, expected to be a heart-stopping, mythic action-adventure set against the turbulent times of the end of the once great Mayan civilization.Directed and produced by Mel Gibson, the film tells the story of a man who is taken on a perilous journey to a world ruled by fear and oppression when his idyllic existence is brutally disrupted by an invading force.Through a twist of fate and spurred on by the power of his love for his woman and his family, he will make a desperate break to return home and to ultimately save his way of life.Filmed on location in Catemaco in one of the last remaining tracts of rainforests left in Mexico, with a cast made up entirely of indigenous peoples from the Americas, the film seeks to bring to life a world from the ancient past never before seen on the modern screen.

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