CreatorOscilloscope Laboratories, Ciudad Lunar and Caracol Television present ; in co-production with Norte Sur, MC Producciones, Buffalo Films ; in association with Dago Garcia ; supported by Proimagienes Colombia, INCAA, CNACC, Ibermedia and Hubert Bals Fund ; screenplay by Ciro Guerra & Jacques Toulemonde ; produced by Cristina Gallego ; directed by Ciro Guerra
The film centers on Karamakate, an Amazonian shaman and the last survivor of his people, and the two scientists who, over the course of 40 years, build a friendship with him. The film was inspired by the real-life journals of two explorers (Theodor Koch-Grünberg and Richard Evans Schultes) who traveled through the Colombian Amazon during the last century in search of the sacred and difficult-to-find psychedelic Yakruna plant.
Special features: Making "Embrace of the Serpent"; Adventure, culture, history, magic : in-depth behind the scenes segments ; Lessons from the Amazon : new interview with actor Brionne Davis ; Theatrical trailer.
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