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Embrace of the Serpent (2015)

El abrazo de la serpiente (original title)
Not Rated | | Adventure, Drama | 25 May 2015 (Colombia)
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The story of the relationship between Karamakate, an Amazonian shaman and last survivor of his people, and two scientists who work together over the course of forty years to search the Amazon for a sacred healing plant.

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 46 wins & 30 nominations. See more awards »

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... Young Karamakate
... Old Karamakate (as Tafillama-Antonio Bolivar Salvador)
... Theo
... Evan
Miguel Dionisio Ramos ... Manduca (as Yauenkü Miguee)
Luigi Sciamanna ... Priest Gaspar / El Missionero
Nicolás Cancino ... El Mesias
Pediwake Daniel Martinez ... Santiago
José Sabogal ... El Siringuero
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The story of the relationship between Karamakate, an Amazonian shaman and last survivor of his people, and two scientists who work together over the course of forty years to search the Amazon for a sacred healing plant.

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Adventure | Drama

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25 May 2015 (Colombia)  »

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Budget:

$1,400,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$50,955, 21 February 2016, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,329,249

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,411,541
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2.35 : 1
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The indigenous languages spoken in the movie are Cubeo, Wanano, Tikuna and Uitoto (pronounced Wee-toto). See more »

Quotes

Young Karamakate: Knowledge belongs to all. You do not understand that. You are just a white man.
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ADESTE FIDELES
Composed by John Francis Wade, John Reading
Performed by Coro Infantil Coloreando (Interpretada)
Conducted and directed by Luz Karime Guerra and Manuel Vargas (Dirigido)
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Awesome
24 May 2015 | by See all my reviews

Another Ciro Guerra's masterpiece. Fascinating movie. After "The wind Journeys" Guerra shows again his talent with an incredible history about the Amazonas jungle back in the early 1900s. The beauty and uniqueness of the scenes is mind blowing. The sound takes you deep inside the jungle. The story is a thriller that makes you live the most strange adventures that you could ever imagine in the jungle. It is based on two diaries written by a German and American travelers. All actors have an incredible command of the indigenous dialect. Additionally, the native indigenous actors seem to be truly professionals. Enjoyed every single minute. A must see.


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