Embrace of the Serpent

Lists: Adventure, Drama

Brief Synopsis: "The epic story of the first contact, encounter, approach, betrayal and, eventually, life-transcending friendship, between Karamakate, an Amazonian shaman, last survivor of his people, and two scientists that, over the course of 40 years, travel through the Amazon in search of a sacred plant that can heal them. Inspired by the journals of the first explorers of the Colombian Amazon, Theodor Koch-Grunberg and Richard Evans Schultes."

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People Involved

  • Brionne Davis (Richard Evans Schultes)
  • Jan Bijvoet (Theodor Koch-Grunberg)
  • Luigi Sciamanna (Priest Gaspar)
  • Nilbio Torres (Young Karamakate)
  • Antonio Bolivar (Old Karamakate)
  • Nicolás Cancino (Anizetto)
  • Yauenkü Migue (Manduca)
  • Ciro Guerra (Director)