Embrace of the Serpent

February 19th, 2016


Embrace of the Serpent

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Release Year: 2015

Rating: 8.2/10 ( voted)

Critic's Score: /100

Director: Ciro Guerra

Stars: Nilbio Torres, Jan Bijvoet, Antonio Bolivar

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 40 years to search the Amazon for a sacred healing plant.

Writers: Ciro Guerra, Theodor Koch-Grunberg, Nilbio Torres, Jan Bijvoet, Antonio Bolivar, Nilbio Torres, Jan Bijvoet, Antonio Bolivar, Brionne Davis, Yauenkü Migue, Nicolás Cancino, Luigi Sciamanna, , , , , , ,

Nilbio Torres - Young Karamakate
Jan Bijvoet - Theo
Antonio Bolivar - Old Karamakate
Brionne Davis - Evan
Yauenkü Migue - Manduca
Nicolás Cancino - Anizetto
Luigi Sciamanna - Priest Gaspar


Official Website: Official site

Country: Colombia, Venezuela, Argentina

Language: Spanish, Portuguese, German, Catalan, Latin

Release Date: 3 Jan 2015

Box Office Details

Budget: COP 8,000,000 (estimated)

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User Review


Rating: 9/10

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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