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Embrace of the Serpent (2015)

AL 02/17/2016 (US) DramaAdventure 2h 5m

A poetic and haunting journey into a lost world.


The epic story of the first contact, encounter, approach, betrayal and, eventually, life-transcending friendship, between Karamakate, an Amazonian shaman, last survivor of his people, and two scientists that, over the course of 40 years, travel through the Amazon in search of a sacred plant that can heal them. Inspired by the journals of the first explorers of the Colombian Amazon, Theodor Koch-Grunberg and Richard Evans Schultes.

  1. Ciro Guerra

    Director, Writer

  2. Jacques Toulemonde


Top Billed Cast

  1. Nilbio Torres

    Nilbio Torres

    Karamakate (Young)

  2. Antonio Bolívar

    Antonio Bolívar

    Karamakate (Old)

  3. Jan Bijvoet

    Jan Bijvoet

    Theodor Koch-Grunberg

  4. Brionne Davis

    Brionne Davis

    Richard Evans Schultes

  5. Yauenkü Miguee


  6. Luigi Sciamanna

    The Missionary

  7. Nicolás Cancino

    The Messiah

  8. Pediwake Daniel Martínez


  9. José Sabogal

    The Rubber Trapper

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Embrace of the Serpent
Embrace of the Serpent

Original Title El abrazo de la serpiente

Status Released

Original Language Spanish; Castilian

Budget $1,400,000.00

Revenue $1,320,005.00


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