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The Absence of Eden

April 12, 2024
1hr 37min
Status: released

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The Absence of Eden Movie Details:

CountriesUnited States
United Kingdom
Language English
GenreThriller, Drama
Release datesJune 23, 2023 (Taormina Film Festival)
April 12, 2024 (United States)
Running time1hr 37min
Age ratingR
StarringZoe Saldaña
Garrett Hedlund
Adria Arjona
Tom Waits
Directed by Marco Perego
Written byMarco Perego
Rick Rapoza
Produced byKarl Herrmann
Robert Kravis
Alexandra Milchan
Marco Perego
Zoe Saldaña
Julie Yorn
Rick Yorn
Cinematography by Javier Juliá
Edited by Lee Haugen
Music byOliver Coates
Production CompaniesAshland Hill Media Finance
Cinestar Pictures
Ingenious Media
Pioneer Pictures
Distributor Roadside Attractions
Vertical Entertainment

The Absence of Eden Movie Cast & Characters:

  • Zoe Saldaña
  • Garrett Hedlund
  • Adria Arjona
  • Tom Waits
  • Chris Coy
  • Sarah Minnich
  • Morningstar Angeline


The Absence of Eden takes place at the border between the United States and Mexico – a hellish landscape inhabited by coyotes, armed officers, desperate immigrants, and refugees. When Esmee (Zoe Saldaña), a young woman working as a private dancer in Mexico, is forced to commit a violent act of self-defense that results in the death of a cartel member, she flees her homeland for sanctuary in the United States. Guided by a ruthless Coyote and a group of undocumented immigrants, she befriends a young mother and her daughter along the way. Before crossing the border, the mother is taken from the group, and Esmee promises to protect her daughter and help them reunite again in America, touching off an interlocking story about people struggling to survive on America’s border with Mexico.

About The Absence of Eden Movie:

The Absence of Eden is a thriller drama film directed by Marco Perego, who co-wrote it with Rick Rapoza. The film stars Zoe Saldaña, Garrett Hedlund, Adria Arjona and Tom Waits.

The film has music composed by Oliver Coates, while Javier Juliá handles the cinematography, and Lee Haugen does the editing.

The film was shot in New Mexico, USA.

The Absence of Eden had its world premiere at the Taormina Film Festival on June 23, 2023. The film was released in the United States by Roadside Attractions and Vertical Entertainment on April 12, 2024.