Three years in the making, Yung Chang's feature-length documentary The Fruit Hunters takes many cues from author Adam Leith-Gollner's 2008 book The Fruit Hunters: A Story of Nature, Adventure, Commerce and Obsession. The movie tracks a group of rare-fruit addicts, essentially, who scale mango trees with bare feet and travel the globe in search of husks, pith, and whatever the seed-filled equivalent of the Loch Ness Monster is. Among the obsessed is
President actor Bill Pullman, who says encountering a spread of exotics is not unlike "the way your drug dealer will sit you down at the table" to introduce a sample spread of opiates and narcotics. Screenings of the movie will start on November 23 in Montreal, with hopefully many more to follow. Click on through for the sweat, sap, and a lot of the most beautiful fruit you have ever seen.