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FULL SYNOPSIS

As the foundation of the Mayan civilization begins to crumble, one man's previously idyllic existence is forever changed when he is chosen as a sacrifice needed to appease the gods in director Mel Gibson's mythic, end-times adventure. The Mayan kingdom is at the absolute height of opulence and power, but leaders are convinced that unless more temples are constructed and more human sacrifices made, the crops, and ultimately the people, will suffer. Jaguar Paw (Rudy Youngblood) is a peaceful hunter from a remote forest tribe whose life is about to be changed forever. When Jaguar Paw's village is raided and he is prepared as a sacrifice that the Mayan deities have demanded, the brave young hunter is forced to navigate a horrific new world of fear and oppression. Fearlessly determined to escape his captors and save his family from a harrowing demise, Jaguar Paw prepares to risk it all in one final, desperate attempt to preserve his dying way of life. However, few who have seen the sacrificial alter of the Mayans have managed to live to see another day. Now, in order to rescue his pregnant wife and young son, Jaguar Paw will have to elude the most powerful warriors of the Mayan kingdom while using his vast knowledge of the forest to turn the tables on those who would rather see him dead than set free. Inspired by such ancient Mayan texts as the Popul Vuh, Apocalypto marks a comprehensive collaboration between director Gibson, Cambridge-educated screenwriter Farhad Safinia, and world-renowned archeologist and Mayan culture expert Dr. Richard D. Hansen -- whose services as a special consultant on the film lent the production an unprecedented degree of historical accuracy. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

  • Release date:December 8, 2006

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Kami Asgar Best Sound Editing 2006 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Vittorio Sodano Best Makeup 2006 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Kevin O'Connell Best Sound Mixing 2006 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Greg P. Russell Best Sound Mixing 2006 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Aldo Signoretti Best Makeup 2006 Nominee
Dallas/Fort Worth Film Critics Association Dean Semler Best Cinematography 2006 Winner
Phoenix Film Critics Association Dean Semler Best Cinematography 2006 Winner
American Society of Cinematographers Dean Semler Best Cinematography 2006 Nominee
Online Film Critics Association Dean Semler Best Cinematography 2006 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Fernando Camara Best Sound Mixing 2006 Nominee

Cast

Rudy Youngblood
as Jaguar Paw
Dalia Hernandez
as Seven
Amilcar Ramirez
as Curl Nose
Israel Contreras
as Smoke Frog
Israel Rios
as Cocao Leaf
Mayra Serbulo
as Young Woman
Iazua Larios
as Sky Flower
Hiram Soto
as Fish Hunter
Raoul Trujillo
as Zero Wolf
Gerardo Taracena
as Middle Eye
Rodolfo Palacios
as Snake Ink
Javier Escobar
as Vicious Holcane
Fernando Hernandez
as High Priest
Aquetzali Garcia
as Oracle Girl
Abel Woolrich
as Laughing Man
Antonio Monroy
as Chilam
Nicolas Jasso
as Man On Temple Top
Ronaldo Eknal
as Slave Auctioneer
Miriam Tun
as Women Auctioneer
Diana Botello
as Queen

Crew

Mel Gibson
Director
Mel Gibson
Producer
Sergio Miranda
Producer
Bruce Davey
Producer
Mel Gibson
Screenwriter
Farhad Safinia
Screenwriter
Dean Semler
Cinematographer
Mario Cardona
Cinematographer
Daryn Okada
Cinematographer
James Horner
Composer (Music Score)
John Wright
Editor
Tom Sanders
Production Designer
Naaman Marshall
Art Director
Theresa Wachter
Supervising Art Director
Roberto Bonelli
Art Director
Farhad Safinia
Co-producer
Ned Dowd
Executive Producer
Vicki Christianson
Executive Producer
Carlos Benassini
Set Designer
Benjamin Cook
Set Designer
Erick Monroy
Set Designer
Jay Aroesty
Set Decorator
Mayes C. Rubeo
Costume Designer
Fernando Camara
Sound/Sound Designer
Adrian Grunberg
First Assistant Director
Richard Merryman
Camera Operator
Ian Fox
Camera Operator
Andrew Rowlands
Camera Operator
Guillermo Rosas
Camera Operator
Rulan Tangen
Choreography
Greg P. Russell
Sound Mixer
Carla Hool
Casting
Kevin O'Connell
Sound Mixer
Rajeev Malhotra
Post Production Supervisor
Jimmy Mendoza
Model Effects
Paola Genovese
Hair Styles
Iana Carboni
Makeup
Maryan Zurek
Underwater Photography
Mic Rodgers
Second Unit Director
Mic Rodgers
Stunts Coordinator
Virna Vento
Hair Styles
Sharon Doyle
Prosthetic Makeup Effects
Elena De Nigris
Hair Styles
Gerardo Moreno
Stunts Coordinator
Gabriella Trani
Makeup
Marco Perna
Hair Styles
Ted Rae
Visual Effects Supervisor
Ted Rae
Visual Effects Producer
Vittorio Sodano
Makeup
Antonio Garfias
Makeup
Elena Gregorini
Hair Styles
Kami Asgar
Supervising Sound Editor
Audrey Doyle
Prosthetic Makeup Effects
Lorella De Rossi
Makeup Supervisor
Berenice Manjarrez
Second Unit Assistant Director
Andrew Rowlands
Steadicam Operator
Alfredo Mora
Prosthetic Makeup Effects
Aniello Piscopo
Hair Styles
Aisling Nairn
Prosthetic Makeup Effects
Giulio Pezza
Makeup
Sylvie Chesneau
Script Supervisor
Richard Merryman
Second Unit Director Of Photography
Alessio Pompei
Hair Styles
Claudio Di Cola
Hair Styles
Giuseppe Desiato
Prosthetic Makeup Effects
Gaetano Panico
Hair Styles
Matt Dalton
Production Accountant
Matteo Silvi
Prosthetic Makeup Effects
Marinela Spasenovic
Prosthetic Makeup Effects
Enrico Iacoponi
Makeup
Rebekah Sanders
Prosthetic Makeup Effects
Belinda Uriegas
Production Coordinator
Armando Amador
Production Accountant
Federico Carretti
Makeup
Fulvio Zucconi
Hair Styles
Hannah Eccleston
Prosthetic Makeup Effects
Michele Vigliotta
Hair Styles
Stacy Perskie
Second Assistant Director
Aurora Chavira
Key Hairstylist
Orla Carroll
Hair Styles
Aldo Signoretti
Hair Styles
Aldo Signoretti
Makeup
Angelo Vannella
Hair Styles
Kevin Stitt
Additional Editing
Josefina Mendoza
Hair Styles
Rodrigo Rojas
Production Coordinator
Ned Dowd
Unit Production Manager
Shady Blackwold
Model Effects
Samankta Mura
Hair Styles
Keith Vanderlaan
Prosthetic Makeup Effects
Keith Vanderlaan
Animatronic Effects
Mark O'Kane
Additional Cinematography
Lyn Johnston
Prosthetic Makeup Effects
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