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Embrace of the Serpent (2015) (El abrazo de la serpiente)

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Nilbio Torres Nilbio Torres
Young Karamakate
Antonio Bolivar Antonio Bolivar
Old Karamakate
Miguel Dionisio Ramos Miguel Dionisio Ramos
Manduca
Luigi Sciamanna Luigi Sciamanna
Priest Gaspar / El Missionero
Nicolás Cancino Nicolás Cancino
El Mesias
Pediwake Daniel Martinez Pediwake Daniel Martinez
Santiago


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Theodor Koch-Grünberg Theodor Koch-Grünberg
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2 years, 4 months ago at Aug 29 21:57
Bella y sincera, la pose queda para las interpretaciones y para algunas líneas muy 'self eco conscious' de los indígenas. El alemán pueblerino y el gringo bostoniano resumen dos enfoques con poca diferencia. El olvido juguetón de Karamakate media estupendo entre ambos.

A very good movie

1 year, 9 months ago at Apr 19 8:54
Even though it is a rather obscure feature, since I kept hearing some great things about this flick, my father especially loved it, I was really eager to check the damned thing. Well, I wasn’t disappointed, that’s for sure. To be honest, I still think the structure was actually rather straightforward though. Indeed, it was pretty much following the standard road-trip formula with the tradition... read more
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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 40 years to search the Amazon for a sacred healing plant.
Release date: 25 May 2015
Tags: Colombian (2), History (1), Adventure (1), B&w (1), Argentina (1), Colombia (1), Color (1), Argentinian (1), Venezuela (1), HQ (1), Venezuelan (1), 00's (1), 125 Min. (1), 2015 (1), Drama (1)
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A very good movie

“Even though it is a rather obscure feature, since I kept hearing some great things about this flick, my father especially loved it, I was really eager to check the damned thing. Well, I wasn’t disappointed, that’s for sure. To be honest, I still think the structure was actually rather straightforward though. Indeed, it was pretty much following the standard road-trip formula with the traditional rules of the genre including 2 characters from different backgrounds clashing during their travel. Still, beside  this rather standard structure, it was such a fascinating and rather unique look on the Amazon and the people living there. Above all, the thing I probably loved the most was this character, Karamakate. Basically, you get to see 2 versions of this guy and, both times, this man was ” read more

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"Original Title: 'El abrazo de la serpiente' Directed by: Ciro Guerra Plot: 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. Note: The thing I probably loved the most was this character, Karamakate. Basically, you get to see 2 versions of this guy and, both times, this man was just so complex. Indeed, instead of going for the al"


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