Embrace of the Serpent (2015) 1080p YIFY Movie

Embrace of the Serpent (2015) 1080p

El abrazo de la serpiente is a movie starring Nilbio Torres, Jan Bijvoet, and Antonio Bolivar. The story of the relationship between Karamakate, an Amazonian shaman and last survivor of his people, and two scientists who work...

IMDB: 7.90 Likes

  • Genre: Adventure | Drama
  • Quality: 1080p
  • Size: 1.99G
  • Resolution: 1920*1080 / 23.976 fpsfps
  • Language: English
  • Run Time: 125
  • IMDB Rating: 7.9/10 
  • MPR: Normal
  • Peers/Seeds: 0 / 0

The Synopsis for Embrace of the Serpent (2015) 1080p

The story of the relationship between Karamakate, an Amazonian shaman and last survivor of his people, and two scientists who work together over the course of forty years to search the Amazon for a sacred healing plant.

The Director and Players for Embrace of the Serpent (2015) 1080p

[Director]Ciro Guerra
[Role:]Brionne Davis
[Role:]Antonio Bolivar
[Role:]Jan Bijvoet
[Role:]Nilbio Torres

The Reviews for Embrace of the Serpent (2015) 1080p

The Serpent's Haunting, Mystical, Poignant and Ethereal EmbraceReviewed byKissEnglishPastoVote: 10/10

......................................................from Pasto,Colombia...Via: L.A. CA., CALI, COLOMBIA and ORLANDO, FL

It isn't much of a leap to venture that the vast majority of IMDb Users have never seen a Colombian Film. If there is a single word in the above Title that grabs you, rest assured, you must "EMBRACE" this Oscar-nominated gem by placing it at the top of your "Must See" List! Colombian Director Ciro Guerra (Los Viajes del Viento/read my Review) has taken an Amazonian Shaman's reality-based Dream and crafted it into a visionary cinematic hallucination for the ages!

The operative term here is "Culture-Clash". Two delicately intertwined story lines, both inspired by travel journals authored three decades apart by two Amazonian explorers; German scientist Theodor Koch-Grunberg (Jan Bijvoet, "Borgman"), in 1909, and by American amateur botanist Richard Evans Schultes (Brionne Davis, "Avenged"), thirty years later.

EMBRACE opens a gritty and convincingly realistic window into the Colombian Amazon Region of the early 20th Century. Guerra gets up close and personal with some of the persistent cultural atrocities perpetrated on indigenous peoples in the Amazon region of Colombia, without dwelling inordinately on them. As if the three plus centuries of Spanish Colonial Rule had not provided enough genocide and torture!

For those of you addicted to "Fast and Furious" pacing in movies, undoubtedly, will find EMBRACE a bit "Tedious and Slow", but I would say, "Deliberate and True to Life". One can, at best, barely imagine the laid- back life rhythms in remote regions of the Amazon a century ago! The intentional ever-so-slightly grainy Black & White cinematography imbues EMBRACE with an authentic 1930's look and feel. Of course, there have been numerous critiques of thusly having deprived us of the myriad of Amazon shades of green?But EMBRACE is not a Travel Promo and I applaud Ciro Guerra's Black & White decision!

Here is a comment/comparison you probably might not see anywhere else: Although Director Ciro Guerra was born in 1981, I can't help but think that, as a kid, he saw and was influenced by Stanley Kubrick's 1968, "2001" (My Favorite Movie)! There were, in my opinion, a number of interesting parallels, confirmation of which I will leave up to you! Shaman Karamakate, the last survivor of his tribe (Nibio Torres-young/Antonio Bolivar-old) who has been chewed up and spit out as a lifelong victim of culture clash, and, as a result, defines himself as "chullachaqui", a walking empty shell zombie of a man.

EMBRACE is light years from being a feel-good movie, yet, there is a "spirituality and focus which can help you transcend even a worst- case scenario of mistreatment and misfortune in life", that is transformational and which provides ground swelling inspiration! This unique film would probably appeal to those who crave unusual true stories, those of you who enjoy Drama focused on a Clash of Cultures, and movies set in exotic locations!


Ultimately UnsatisfyingReviewed bybarkingechoacrosswavesVote: 5/10

"Embrace of the Serpent" is a beautifully photographed movie with some good acting, but these virtues are offset by a story line that is confused and awash with clichés. In essence, this is a movie about how whites and native people interacted in the Amazon during the good old days, and the portrayal of those interactions has two modes for each race that we have seen many times before in countless films. The whites are either crazy visionaries or corrupt, greedy and filled with self-loathing; the "natives" are either benevolent spirit guides and faithful servants of the whites or they are malevolent and dangerous to the whites (mostly because of the injustices inflicted on them previously by the whites). Here we see these character types in their unadulterated forms, behaving habitually according to type; this gives us the feeling we've seen "Embrace of the Serpent" before the first frame unspools.

Despite the unoriginal premise that animates it, this movie isn't painful to watch. There's plenty of action to divert your attention, and as already noted it is easy on the eyes. I must say, though, that I found the ending to be particularly lame. To say more about the ending would be to give away something that you have, nonetheless, already too often seen elsewhere.

The one thing that is a little bit different and positive about "Embrace of the Serpent" is that there are two timelines that intermingle -- the first one being in the early part of the 20th century and the second about 40 years later. The way the movie flows between these two timelines, which run in parallel during the film, is intriguing and well handled, particularly from the photographic point of view.

If you like glorious black and white photography featuring exotic scenes you'll appreciate the visuals; if you like predictable stories about whites exploiting "natives" and the pernicious, long-lasting effects of the exploitation you'll appreciate the plot. If neither of those happens to be true for you, this might not be your kind of movie.

Gorgeous But PreachyReviewed byevanston_dadVote: 7/10

A gorgeous-looking film set in the Amazon jungle.

"Embrace of the Serpent" tells two stories straddling two periods of time, linked by one character who appears as a young man in the first and an old man in the second. Both stories involve a quest for a rare and special plant, wanted for very different reasons in each. But "Embrace of the Serpent" is much more about plot than story, and it's very concerned with the impact civilization, and white men in particular, have had on indigenous communities, and the callousness with which they have raped the wilderness. The film, with its fluid black and white cinematography, looks marvelous. But there was something about its tone and its facile treatment of its subject matter that left me cold. The film has a very "white man bad, native man noble" approach that put me, as a white man, admittedly on the defensive and kept me from getting absorbed in the story. It's not that I disagree about the damage white populations have caused throughout history, but at this delicate moment in our cultural conversation, when race and tolerance have become such hot button issues and what we need more than anything is intelligent and reasoned dialogue, I resist art that wants to boil complicated issues into black and white (forgive the pun) sermons.

I would recommend this film, but do so with qualifications. It received an Academy Award nomination for Best Foreign Language Film in 2015, the first nomination ever given to a film from Colombia.

Grade: B

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