• El Abrazo de la Serpiente
  • El Abrazo de la Serpiente
  • El Abrazo de la Serpiente

El Abrazo de la Serpiente

by Ciro Guerra New World View: Colombia

Shaman Karamakate, the only survivor of his tribe, is living deep within the vastness of the Amazon like a hermit. In his entire lifetime, he led two white men to the sacred Yakruma plant: In 1909, the severely ill German researcher Theo was in search of his only salvation; half a lifetime later, American botanist Evans is following Theo’s notes in quest for the miraculous plant. Director Ciro Guerra, pioneer of New Colombian Cinema, takes us on a mythical journey into the interior of the jungle, and creates a visually stunning epic that transcends human beings, nature, cultural contradictions and the horrors of colonialism. An extraordinary viewing experience, a ground-breaking, award-winning masterpiece.


  • Genre: Drama
  • Country, Year: Colombia, Venezuela, Argentina, 2015
  • Runtime: 125 Min
  • Languages: Cubeo, Witoto, Wanano, Ticuna, Spanish, Portuguese, German
  • Subtitles: German, French
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  • Director: Ciro Guerra
  • Cast: Brionne Davis, Jan Bijvoet , Luigi Sciamanna
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  • Screenplay: Ciro Guerra, Jacques Toulemonde
  • Cinematography: David Gallego
  • Editors: Etienne Boussac, Cristina Gallego
  • Sound: Carlos García, Marco Salaverría
  • Music: Nascuy Linares
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  • Producer: Cristina Gallego
  • Executive Producers: Raúl Bravo, Marcelo Céspedes, Horacio Mentasti
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  • Production Companies: Ciudad Lunar, Caracol Televisión, NorteSur Producciones C.A., MC Producciones, Buffalo Films
  • World Sales: Films Boutique
  • Swiss Distribution: trigon-film
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