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Embrace of the Serpent (El abrazo de la serpiente)

Embrace of the Serpent
  • 2015
  • Colombia/Venezuela/Argentina
  • 125 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Ciro Guerra
  • Cast: Nilbio Torres, Jan Bijvoet, Antonio Bolivar
  • Language: German/Portuguese/Latin/Spanish/Catalan
  • UK release: 10 June 2016

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.

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Embrace of the Serpent

6 Jun 20165 stars

Ciro Guerra’s Oscar-nominated film is a majestic, thought-provoking look at colonialism

The guilt-stained legacy of colonialism comes into sharp focus in Embrace of the Serpent, a film as gorgeous-looking as it is heartrending. There are echoes of Werner Herzog’s Aguirre, the Wrath of God in this Oscar-nominated effort from Colombian…

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