Embrace of the Serpent (2015)

Not Rated   |    |  Adventure, Drama


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


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  • Nilbio Torres in Embrace of the Serpent (2015)
  • Nilbio Torres in Embrace of the Serpent (2015)
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3 October 2015 | peefyn
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| White men messing up traditions
I love how this movie is put together. By combining the accounts of two explorers - over 30 years apart - it manages to tell a story of a world changing. You can see how actions made by the first explorer directly changes the world of the people they meet. Mostly in a bad way. The movie conveys, with a sadness, how much the people of these tribes lost because of the way they were handled by "white people". But this is not the time tested "gone with the wolves"-story. It's an artistic and stylistic, yet believable, account of the old meeting the new.

One thought though: While it is an interesting discussion why it's in black and white, I think the movie would have been better off in color. At least partly. Black and white is nice, but the jungle scenery in this movie could have been breathtaking in color - but the again, maybe that's the point.

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Release Date:

25 May 2015

Language

Spanish, Portuguese, Aboriginal, German, Catalan, Latin, English


Country of Origin

Colombia, Venezuela, Argentina

Filming Locations

Vaupés, Colombia

Box Office

Budget:

$1,400,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$50,955 21 February 2016

Gross USA:

$1,329,249

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,217,176

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