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
1 videodisc (125 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in
Nilbio Torres, Antonio Bolivar, Yauenkü Miguee, Jan Bijvoet, Brionne Davis
Director of photography, David Gallego ; editors, Etienne Boussac & Cristina Gallego ; music, Nascuy Linares
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.
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Originally produced as a motion picture in 2015.
Wide screen (2.35:1).
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.