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Embrace of the Serpent ( abrazo de la serpiente, El ) (2016) Movie Information

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Overall Rank:

45559

Avg. Rating:

3.00/4

# of Ratings:

1

Genres:

Adventure, Drama

Rating:

NR

Language:

Spanish

Theater Date:

02/17/2016

DVD Release:

06/21/2016

Director:

Ciro Guerra

Actors:

Nilbio Torres
Jan Bijvoet
Antonio Bolivar
Brionne Davis
Yauenkü Migue
Nicolás Cancino

 

 

 

 

Plot Outline:

Taking place in 1909 and 1940. The Amazonian last survivor shaman of his tribe, travels with two scientists, to look for the rare yakruna, a sacred plant. The film is inspired by the diaries written by the two scientists during their field work in the Amazon. -- Ivana

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Kolonialisierung

El abrazo de la serpiente ist in Drama über die Auswirkungen der europäischen Kolonialisierung im Amazonas. Der Film basiert frei auf den Reisetagebüchern des deutschen Anthropologen Theodor Koch-Grünenberg, der um 1900 das Amazonas Gebiet erforschte. Im Film begibt er sich mit einem ehemaligen Sklaven und einem jungen Schamanen namens Karamakate auf eine Flussfahrt im Grenzgebiet von Kolumbien und Brasilien. "Theo" will nicht nur die Eingeborenen studieren, sondern mittels einer legendären Pflanze seine eigene Erkrankung heilen. Die zweite Handlungsebene spielt 40 Jahre später. Sie lehnt sich an der Expedition des amerikanischen Ethnobotanikers Richard Evans Schultes an. Beide Zeitebenen werden durch gemeinsame Motive und identische Situationen miteinander verbunden. Die Wege b...

 

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