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Embrace of the Serpent (2015)

El abrazo de la serpiente (original title)
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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.

Director:

Ciro Guerra

Writers:

Ciro Guerra, Theodor Koch-Grünberg (based on the diary by) (as Theodor Koch-Grunberg) | 2 more credits »
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 46 wins & 31 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Nilbio Torres ... Young Karamakate
Antonio Bolivar ... Old Karamakate (as Tafillama-Antonio Bolivar Salvador)
Jan Bijvoet ... Theo
Brionne Davis ... Evan
Miguel Dionisio Ramos Miguel Dionisio Ramos ... Manduca (as Yauenkü Miguee)
Luigi Sciamanna Luigi Sciamanna ... Priest Gaspar / El Missionero
Nicolás Cancino Nicolás Cancino ... El Mesias
Pediwake Daniel Martinez Pediwake Daniel Martinez ... Santiago
José Sabogal 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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Genres:

Adventure | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

25 May 2015 (Colombia) See more »

Also Known As:

Embrace of the Serpent See more »

Filming Locations:

Vaupés, Colombia See more »

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Box Office

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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Dolby Digital

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2.35 : 1
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Quotes

Young Karamakate: Knowledge belongs to all. You do not understand that. You are just a white man.
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Trance (Trance Aereo)
by Nascuy Linares
© 2016 Plaza Mayor Company, Ltd.
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Excellent production
28 January 2016 | by jaimetrujiSee all my reviews

A very good movie which reflects the tragic history of peoples Amazon between the late nineteenth century and early twentieth century. Us shows the messianic movements of indigenous peoples, exploitation, ill treatment and killings carried out by the rubber, the indoctrination by the missionaries, the Colombo-Peruvian war, etc. It also gives us a glimpse of the culture of these peoples, the use of powerful hallucinogens in ritual ceremonies to communicate with the spirits of nature, knowledge of the environment, importance of the river and the jungle and the anaconda and jaguars. Finally a production well documented and that through a history very well achieved introduces us to cosmology and history of the peoples Amazon.


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