Embrace of the Serpent

2015, Drama/Adventure, 2h 3m

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As rich visually as it is thematically, Embrace of the Serpent offers a feast of the senses for film fans seeking a dose of bracing originality. Read critic reviews

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In the early 1900s, a young shaman in the Colombian Amazon helps a sick German explorer and his local guide search for a rare healing plant.

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  • Jan 10, 2017
    "Embrace of the Serpent" is an amazing exercise in psychedelia. It concerns two generations of German scientists who traverse the Amazonian wilderness with the same medicine man. I can't fully say I've seen the film (twice) though because I can't find decent enough subtitles for it. The files that I have found for it are extremely poorly translated, and I don't think I can rightly surmise the profundity of it without seeing an officially sanctioned DVD or Blu-ray copy. Anyway, it is beautifully shot in black and white, then for the psychedelic climax it switches to color. It is on the level with Jodorowsky's "The Holy Mountain" once it reaches that point. It is an absolutely beautiful and visceral experience, and you should watch it in the highest definition you possibly can.
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  • Oct 31, 2016
    Ciro Guerra creates a powerful film of transcendent beauty about the arrogance of the Western white man in relation to Native American cultures. Full review on filmotrope. com
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  • Oct 27, 2016
    http://cinephilecrocodile.blogspot.co.uk/2016/10/embrace-of-theserpent-el-abrazo-de-la.html
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  • May 10, 2016
    An epic journey told with both stunning scope and meticulous detail. Some of the sequences here are breathtaking and unlike anything I have ever seen before.
    Daniel P Super Reviewer

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