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There have been many films with legendary tales of extreme conditions. Movies that lost their sets to dust storms in the desert or numerous other natural disasters. It’s rare, however, that you can feel that visceral danger the cast and crew were experiencing on screen. Director Alejandro Landes would likely insist no one was actually in “danger” shooting “Monos” in the vast extremes of Columbia, but speaking to the Four Quadrant podcast he admits jumping from the high altitude mountains to the hot and humid jungle wrecked havok on everyone involved, including himself.
“The first day someone had an epileptic fit,” Landes recalls. “Everyone had their day. I was carried out of the jungle on a stretcher.”
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