A photographer accidentally kills a man in self-defense and while retreating into the jungles of an Asian country, is captured by a native tribe who hold him captive, force him into slave labor, and eventually accept him when he marries the chief's daughter. Throughout the whole film, I never felt this was a horror film. It was more reminiscent of a drama, like A MAN CALLED HORSE, which I liked better. Ivan Rassimov is pretty good as the photographer, but it is Me Me Lai as the chief's daughter who is memorable and great. I have always been a Me Me Lai fan ever since her breathtaking performance in JUNGLE HOLOCAUST and she is never given credit for her acting chops because she hardly speaks in her films. She is still very talented and charming. Lots of real animal mutilation is the one thing about DEEP RIVER that could make it a horror film, but even that doesn't execute well.
米克（约翰·利伯欧 Johan Libéreau 饰）的家境普通，父亲酗酒成性，好在有温柔的女友温内莎（莎乐梅·斯蒂文宁 Salomé Stévenin 饰）的支持和鼓励，以及自己对于柔道的热爱，米克才不至于堕落和崩溃。一日，一个叫克莱蒙特（皮埃尔·派瑞尔 Pierre Perrier 饰）的男生出现在了他的眼前，他是柔道队新赞助人的儿子。在比试的过程中，米克发现克莱蒙特并非预想的那样专横跋扈，他们很快就成为了朋友。