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Embrace of the Serpent


Brionne Davis, Jan Bijvoet, Luigi Sciamanna, Nilbio Torres View All


Ciro Guerra (Director), Ciro Guerra (Writer), Jacques Toulemonde Vidal (Writer) View All

Release: May 25th, 2015
Runtime: 2 hours, 5 minutes
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.
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The first part of the story involves him reluctantly teaming up with German explorer Theodor and his ex-slave companion Manduca after Manduca implores him to help Theodor by using his medicinal prowess.