At once blistering and poetic, the ravages of colonialism cast a dark shadow over the South American landscape in EMBRACE OF THE SERPENT, the third feature by Ciro Guerra. Filmed in stunning black-and-white, SERPENT centers on Karamakate, an Amazonian shaman and the last survivor of his people, and the two scientists who, over the course of 40 years, build a friendship with him. The film was inspired by the real-life journals of two explorers who traveled through the Colombian Amazon during the last century in search of the sacred and difficult-to-find psychedelic Yakruna plant.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
70 Ratings
70 Ratings

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  • Average 8.4/10
  • Fresh 132
  • Rotten 6

Critics Consensus: As rich visually as it is thematically, Embrace of the Serpent offers a feast of the senses for film fans seeking a dose of bracing originality.

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Oscilloscope
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Copyright
© 2015 Ciudadlunar Producciones, Nortesur Producciones, MC Producciones, Buffalo Films 2015

Languages

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Spanish (Stereo, Dolby 5.1)

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