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Rapa Nui ist ein Abenteuerfilm aus dem Jahr Er wurde von Kevin Costner produziert. Rapa Nui ist ein Abenteuerfilm aus dem Jahr Er wurde von Kevin Costner produziert. Inhaltsverzeichnis. 1 Handlung; 2 Kritiken; 3 Hintergrund. The film is well presented and gives a feel for what it must have been like in the early days of Easter Island (in the days before it was named Easter Island). The movie describes the decline of the Rapa Nui (Easter Island) civilization and for most of it, it sticks to the historic facts. Unfortunately it becomes unrealistic and a. Rapa Nui - Rebellion im Paradies ein Film von Kevin Reynolds mit Esai Morales, Jason Scott Lee. Inhaltsangabe: Lange bevor holländische Seefahrer im
Leider ist Rapa Nui - Rebellion im Paradies derzeit bei keinem der auf Moviepilot aufgelisteten Anbietern zu sehen. Merke dir den Film jetzt vor und wir. The film is well presented and gives a feel for what it must have been like in the early days of Easter Island (in the days before it was named Easter Island). Für ihre monumentalen Steinstatuen ist die chilenische Insel im Südpazifik berühmt: die Osterinsel, von den Einheimischen Rapa Nui genannt. Jährlich kommen.
Detta är dock obevisat och senare forskning Lipo m. Kanoterna som fanns kvar var hoplappade av drivved och plankor som flutit iland.
Slavjakten hade sin topp — Den typiska polynesiska samhällsordningen försvann tillsammans med den gamla aristokratin, och i dag finns inte mycket av den traditionella kulturen kvar.
Ön har därmed mist mycket av sin polynesiska identitet. Chilenarna med europeisk härkomst utgör 39 procent av befolkningen.
Det finns betydande rester av den förkristna folktron. Expeditionen noterade 15 ord som liknade polynesiska, men menade att allt annat var obegripligt.
As of , Rapa Nui's main source of income derived from tourism , which focuses on the giant sculptures called moai.
Rapa Nui activists have been fighting for their right of self-determination and possession of the island. Previously, the date of arrival was estimated to be around — CE, but more-recent evidence from radiocarbon dating supports an arrival date as late as CE.
The Rapa Nui People have been found to be of Polynesian origin through genetic analysis of mitochondrial DNA of pre-historic skeletons.
Genetic analysis performed by Erik Thorsby and other geneticists in revealed genetic markers of European and Amerindian origin that suggest that the Rapa Nui had European and Amerindian contributions to their DNA during or before the early s.
Jacob Roggeveen was the first European to record contact with the Rapa Nui. He remained on the island for about a week. The Rapa Nui language, also known as Pascuan, is classified as an Eastern Polynesian language and is currently written in Latin script.
Rapa Nui is a minority language, as most Rapa Nui people speak Spanish as their first language. Spanish is the most widely spoken language on Easter Island and the primary language of education and administration.
It is believed that Rapa Nui is currently undergoing a shift toward more Spanish sentence structure. Rongorongo , a system of glyphs discovered in the s, is believed to represent an older version of the Rapa Nui language.
However, the decipherment of rongorongo is an ongoing process and it is not yet clear whether Rongorongo is a form of writing or some other form of cultural expression.
The main stories of Rapa Nui mythology are that of Hotu Matu'a , believed to be the first settler of Easter Island, and the Tangata manu.
The Tangata manu is the mythology of the Birdman religion and cult which had creator god Makemake and competition with eggs to choose the birdman who would remain sacred for five months.
The trans-Neptunian dwarf planet Makemake is named after this creator deity. The best-known aspect of the Rapa Nui culture is the moai , the human figures carved from rock between and CE and transported throughout Easter Island.
The moai were believed to be the living faces of ancestors and had all been toppled by The moai rest on large stone platforms called ahu , the most famous of which are Ahu Tongariki , the largest ahu, and Ahu Vinapu.
Some moai have hats of red volcanic stone known as Pukao. Currently, the Rapa Nui and the Chilean government are focused on preserving and restoring the statues, including denoting an area that includes many of the statues, Rapa Nui National Park , as a World Heritage site.
The Rapa Nui have historically made feather headdresses, bark cloth, wood carvings, and stone carvings.
Adzes, blunt round stones, were used to complete stone images and wood carvings. A distinguishing characteristic of Rapa Nui statues is the use of shell or coral inlaid with obsidian to represent eyes.
Rapa Nui traditional music consists of choral singing and chanting accompanied by instruments including conch shell trumpets, percussive dancers, accordions, and kauaha, a percussion instrument created from the jaw bone of a horse.
Modern Rapanui music has had Latin American influences creating new genres such as the Rapa Nui style of tango. Matato'a , one of the most famous musical groups on the island, promotes traditional styles of dance and music.
Like in other Polynesian islands, tattoos and body paintings had a fundamentally spiritual connotation. In some cases the tattoos were considered a receptor for divine strength or mana.
They were manifestations of the Rapa Nui culture. Priests, warriors and chiefs had more tattoos than the rest of the population, as a symbol of their hierarchy.
Both men and women were tattooed to represent their social class. The tattooing process was performed with bone needles and combs called Uhi made out of bird or fish bones.
The most prominent proponent of this explanation is Jared Diamond who proposes a scenario for the "ecocide" on Easter Island in his book Collapse.
This idea that Rapa Nui society collapsed came out of the imbalance between general resources present on the island, mainly population, timber and food sources, and the energy- and resource-intensive feat of transporting and raising the moai.
Food resources may have been scarcer than in other areas of Polynesia because of factors like the cooler climate, lack of rainfall in comparison to other islands in the area, high winds and a lack of biodiversity, leading to common Polynesian crops not faring as well as they would in other areas of the Pacific.
A source of good timber is also currently noticeably absent from the Island, the tallest, extant plant life averaging around 7 feet.
Although Easter Island currently has only 48 different kinds of plants as evidenced by botanical surveys of the island, it once possessed many more, shown through pollen analysis conducted on sediment layers from swamps or ponds.
From these samples, 22 no longer present on the island were shown to have existed at some time there.
If Easter Island interests you this film will entertain. As for the nudity, don't be so prudish!
I had not seen the movie prior to going there 6 months ago, for two reasons: people told me it was boring, and when I started watching it, I was bothered by the orangey hue of the movie.
I'm glad that this time I persisted. By no means a classic, it certainly is entertaining, and the actions scenes are genuinely GOOD.
I went to Rapa Nui because I was mesmerized with the idea of an ultra-isolated island where an ecological tragedy happened because of huge stone heads.
In fact, I read extensively about the island before visiting it. The reading I recommend the most is Jared Diamond's book "Collapse", which draws from reputable scientific sources and Mr.
Diamond's encyclopedic knowledge of geography and biology. I was hoping to find an island of archaeological interest. What I found was an open-air museum that exceeded all my expectations about archeology, and also a very pleasant and delightful place to visit.
There is no crime. There is no pollution. The only tiny beach has white sand and blue water in a perfect temperature.
The natives are incredibly nice and even the tourists were interesting because, really, who goes there? Now I have a toddler-sized moai in my living room and many wonderful pictures with stones, moai, sunsets, stones, blue sea, volcanoes, moai, and lots of more stones.
And the trees? Around the only town, Hanga Roa, there are many of them! Traumatized with the haunting tale of environment destruction, people are starting to plant crops, and the hotels have beautiful gardens, and the whole town is shady and breezy because of all the trees.
It's not all dryness and destruction. I also believe this movie is underrated. Don't go by the negative interviews! The orangey colors of the movie, though lamentable, don't detract from the overall experience, but if you can find a better copy, by all means do so.
The studios should be applauded when they take on a movie that involves an all new setting and topic, and encouraged to do so more often.
We have plenty of stupid eye candy car chase movies and murder mystery flicks for those who enjoy that stuff.
Rapa Nui goes somewhere else entirely. The road less travelled as it were. Set on Easter Island, isolated as it is literally thousands of nautical miles from its nearest neighbour, the movie fleshes out the most pivital time in that islands history, as we understand it from the archeological evidence available.
The residents had every reason to believe they represented the only life in the universe. Those of the population with vision must have been appalled to watch their religeous zealots engineering the destruction of the only habitat in the world.
The protagonist seems to be one of those who sees the folly and wants to prevent it. Do you think that means anything?
It seems as though the screenwriter thinks the viewer must have some levity to break up the serious subject matter.
The humour takes away much more than it adds to the story however and hearing a couple of audience members guffawing from time to time when we should be sympathising with the frustration of the main character has the effect of pulling the rug out from under the mood.
Even the 'last cutting' scene is overblown and rendered campy when this scene, of which perhaps the most empathy might have been drawn of any in the entire film, is played out almost as satire.
The cinematography is beautiful, the love story plausable and the main characters earn our support. Bravo for being daring enough to make this flick.
I just wish it had been distributed. A victim of razzing when new and ever since. However, breathtakingly filmed, especially the brutal tribal competition.
One of 4 films and the most unclad that Jason Scott Lee made in a short time, and even more athletic than his Bruce Lee biopic, 'Dragon', although dramatically J.
A plot-nudging iceberg is obviously a construct but only a brief story device before it floats away. Sadly, the stateside DVD has been withdrawn, leaving only South Korean copies in English, however with some manufacturing glitches fore and aft for collectors unwilling to settle for used merchandise..
Jason Scott Lee in his element movietrail 26 March Like many, I was jolted to hear a bunch of ancient Polynesians sounding like "valley girls" and their boyfriends, but let it pass since at least they were all speaking the same language as they would have been anyway, unlike movies like "Seven Years in Tibet" where Austrians spoke English to Austrians, Tibetans spoke English to Tibetans, and otherwise people who wouldn't have been able to speak with each other all conversing in perfect English As for the different accents in Rapa Nui, I assumed it was a way to show class differences after all, Jason Scott Lee has proved he can handle about any accent : the chief spoke hoity toity British, Lee sounded like a poor little rich boy which he was in the movie , so it kind of made sense.
And as a great Jason Scott Lee fan, it doesn't matter how well- acted or historically correct or whatever else the movie is or isn't and by the way I found it completely passable in those senses as long as we are treated to generous footage of Jason Scott Lee showing off his perfect physique -- and in this movie he nary wears a stitch.
Most of the other young male actors, incl Elias Morales, are up to the job as well. I understand perfectly how thrilled one reviewer was about Sandrine Holt's "performance" and feel the same way about her leading man.
Anyway, to avoid redundancy, I basically agree with the other positive things other reviewers have said about the movie, and believe one reason it didn't do great at the box office was due to its unusual subject matter -- something that John Q Public isn't always great at handling.
It had also had beautiful Easter Island scenery and it had a bunch of pretty half-naked women. What's not to like? Well, the stupid story, for one thing.
The dialog was straight out of a Grade B flick, and that's being generous. The characters also were totally unbelievable, thanks to the terrible dialog and fake accents.
I couldn't enjoy the beautiful Holt because she was sent to a cave early on and wasn't seen again until near the end of the film.
How people, including one of the few national film critics I like - Michael Medved - could rave about this film is totally mind-boggling.
It was horrible. Very interesting film of exotic anthropological adventures, a genre that used to be more typical of Hollywood's Golden Age than of the 's.
The story concerns the lives of indigenous people on Easter Island, with an ecological message and an exciting series of raiders' exploits.
I love this movie. Briefly, "Rapa Nui" is the native Polynesian name for Easter Island, and this story is set during a highly speculative, yet resonant, depiction of an end of an era that saw high superstition influence the Long-Ear ruling class to ruthlessly subjugate laborers of the Short-Ear clan for building and erecting ever larger giant stone-carved-statued "Moai" to placate seemingly ambivalent ancestral gods while depleting all their natural resources in the pursuit of this sole aim.
All this while the only world they know is spinning out of control and collapsing around them. From the perfectly plausible authenticity of the costuming and sets, to cinematographer Stephen Windon's lush scope complimenting director Kevin Reynold's grand vision, the entire cast and crew sublimely complete a truly intimate and stirring portrayal of social revolution amidst environmental upheaval.
It's honestly a gripping tour de force in adventure cinema, with an astonshingly realized recreation of a world lost to time.
Firmly planted among my favorite films. And certainly one I am always pleased to expose more people to. I understand it's difficult for him to have a fair perspective of something he's so intimately involved in the intricacies of attempted recreation of, especially when it doesn't perform finacially after much trouble.
I suppose maybe it became a source of brow beating for him that perhaps factored into his immediatly following tumultuous period on "Waterworld"?
Just speculating. But he should be extremely proud of his achievement here, because it is quite exceptional. A new more finely tuned retrospective ought to be commissioned to accompany a long overdue restoration release of this film, assembling original existing behind the scenes promo featuerettes with more candid contemporary interviews.
I've always been keenly interested in the making of this particular underseen gem. And I've always been curious about its vaguely alluded to production woes, as well as how hands on producer Kevin Costner was.
It's one of my most coveted bluray remaster wishes, as I've never seen it in anything near a pristine presenation ever.
It's worthy. Very much so. Classical mythologic hero's journey archetype done to perfection. Sadly, as of the writing of the review, for some fool reason one of 's most beautiful films "Rapa Nui" is not readily availible, not attractively so anyway.
Apparently Warner Bros Archive has released what may be a slightly improved presentation. Yet nevertheless, it is blatantly magnificient in every incarnation.
So someone in charge please chose to do the right thing and preserve this film properly. I feel like it's objectively a wonderful film.
To me, it's absolutely a classic. Varlaam 13 June Primitive societies often despoil their natural environments.
They have no deeper respect for nature than more advanced civilizations. This film shows one classic historical example, the deforestation of Easter Island.
Anthropology can cite many others. Pakeha or Polynesian, it's all the same. Communities with more rudimentary technology usually lack the means, not the motivation, to irreparably damage an ecology.
There seems to be some controversy over the accents in this film. It happens that the ones I hear are predominantly Kiwi -- Maoris make up a large part of the cast -- plus American, and of course Canadian, from our putative star who unfortunately spends too much of her time sealed up in a cave.
And I can tell the story was compelling and the cinematography was great. Historically accurate? I don't think so but that is beyond the point since we do know anything about for sure about Easter Island.
My opinion is that anyway the screenplay gives a plausible explanation of why the island became as such. It's bit like Apocalypto before apocalypto with less violence.
Tweetienator 29 June Rapa Nui presents us a real strange world indeed - based on the legends of Easter Island, it is a story or legend of two native tribes and their competition for power on that remote island, some obligatory romance and drama round off the story of the tribes.