Watch the lost city of z 2017 full movie online. A true-life drama, centering on British explorer Col. Percival Fawcett, who disappeared while searching for a mysterious city in the Amazon in the 1920s.
A British Army officer who in the first part of the 20th century led expeditions into the Amazon jungle to find the titular city, which he named Zed, or Z. Fawcett hoped that finding Z would prove his theory that—contrary to the racist attitudes of the same people funding his expeditions—certain nonwhite civilizations were more advanced than any western society in existence at the same time. Percy also had deeper, personal motivations, chief among them to prove himself a respectable Englishman, especially since his father’s Army career destructed in a blaze of alcoholic misbehavior (“He’s been rather unfortunate in his choice of ancestors,” a superior officer says of Percy). Percy would never describe himself in these terms, because Freudian self-analysis wasn’t a thing back then, but he is driven by a need to prove that he’s the opposite of his father in every way: a reliable officer, an important explorer, a dedicated family man.
Last ambition takes a bit of a hit, though, because Percy keeps going back to the jungle in hopes of finding the lost city. His wife Nina (Sienna Miller) is a proto-feminist, or at least more liberated than English army wives tended to be in the early 1900s. When she speaks of their marriage as a partnership of equals, it’s clear that she really means it, and that Percy and the movie respect her vision. But as Nina points out, when Percy repeatedly leaves England for South America to lead a band of similarly obsessive men (including his best friend, Corporal Henry Costin, a terrific character turn by Robert Pattinson) he’s forcing her into the traditional role of supportive wife and caretaker to their kids, and assuming that she’ll subordinate her own dreams (which he hasn’t asked about) to his.