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USA: Buena Vista Pictures Distribution
UK: Icon Film Distribution
Cast: Rudy Youngblood, Dalia Hernandez, Jonathan Brewer, Morris Bird, Carlos Emilio Baez, Amilcar Ramirez, Israel Rios, Israel Diaz, Espiridion Acosta Canche, Mayra Serbulo Cortes, Iazua Laios Ruiz, Hiram Soto, Raoul Trujillo, Gerarado Taracena, Rodolpho Palacios, Ariel Galvan, Bernardo Ruiz Juarez, Ricardo Diaz Mendoza, Richard Can, Carlos Enriques Ramos Avilar, Ammel Rodrigo Mendoza, Marco Antonio Argueta, Fernando Hernandez Perez, Maria Isidra Hoil
Director: Mel Gibson
USA & UK: 138 mins
Language: Yucatec Maya (English subtitles)
USA Rated: R for sequences of graphic violence and disturbing images
UK Certificate: 18 contains strong bloody violence and gore
USA Release Date: 8 December 2006
UK Release Date: 5 January 2007
Powerful Maya kingdoms ruled in the Americas for more than 1,000 years, forging expansive cities, constructing sky-piercing pyramids and building an impressively advanced society of extraordinary cultural and scientific achievement. Then, in a flash of history, this world collapsed. All that was left behind were a few jungle-covered pyramids and a tantalizing mystery. Now, 500 years after the end of the Mayan civilization, director Mel Gibson delves into this never-explored realm to create a modern screen adventure which unfolds like a timeless myth about one man's quest to save that which matters to him the most in a world on the brink of destruction: APOCALYPTO.
As the Maya kingdom faces its decline, the rulers insist the key to prosperity is to build further temples and offer more human sacrifices. When Jaguar Paw (Rudy Youngblood), a youngster is chosen for sacrifice, he decides to escape from the kingdom to avoid his fate.