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...

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  • 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
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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

World cinema at its bestReviewed bypaul-allaerVote: 8/10

"Embrace of the Serpent" (2015 release from Colombia; 125 min.) brings the story of two explorers who, 3 decades apart (1909 and 1940, respectively) explore the Amazon region, albeit with very different motives. They both end up enlisting the help of the same man, Karmakate, one of the few remaining shamans.

Couple of comments: first, it takes a while to fully understand and grasp what is really happening, and that the local is the same man, simply 30 years older than before. It eventually also becomes clear that this film calls out "the white man" for what he has done to the jungle and the indigenous peoples. At some point Theo (the first explorer) and his two travel mates come to a Mission, where a priest runs things. Later on, the effects of the 'rubber wars' become all too clear. Second, the movie is shot in gorgeous black and white. This is the second film in a row that I've seen in theaters that is in B&W, what are the chances? (the other film was "Creative Control"). Third, Belgian actor Jan Bijvoet gives a truly stunning performance as Theo. You will be blown away. "Embrace of the Serpent was nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar this year. While it didn't win ("Son of Saul" did), it doesn't diminish anything of the intrinsic quality of this film. With that, I've now finally seen all 5 nominees in the Best Foreign Language Movie Oscar category, and I am amazed at the collective talent in those 5 movies.

"Embrace of the Serpent" opened last weekend at my local art-house theater here in Cincinnati. The Sunday early evening screening was attend quite nicely, much better than I had expected. It confirms that there is a market for this type of top-notch quality foreign movie. Truly world cinema at its best. If you get a chance to check it out, be it in the theater, on VOD or eventually on DVD/Blu-ray, do not miss it! "Embrace of the Serpent" is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

Tales from the AmazonReviewed byferguson-6Vote: 7/10

Greetings again from the darkness. Breathtaking black & white photography takes us on parallel scientific expeditions down the Amazon River, with stories inspired by the travel journals of Theodor Koch Grunberg (1872-1924) and Richard Evans Schultes (1915-2001). It's the first ever Oscar nomination (Best Foreign Language Film) for Columbia, and director Ciro Guerra's film certainly deserves any and all acclaim.

The common link between the two expeditions is an Amazon Shaman named Karamakate. A young and proud Karamakate (Nilbio Torres) acts as a guide in the early 1900's for Theo (Jan Bijvoet), who is already quite ill when we first see his travel guide Manduca (Yauenky Migue) dragging him from the canoe. 30 plus years later, Evan (Brionne Davis) finds an older and wiser Karamakate (Antonio Bolivar), and the two head down the river on much the same route as the decades earlier expedition. Supposedly both trips were a search for the sacred and rare healing plant called Yakruna.

David Gallego's cinematography is absolutely gorgeous throughout, and adds a dimension to the journeys as we see first-hand the sociological and biological destruction caused by colonialism and the rubber barons. The lost/forgotten cultures are reason enough for the natives to distrust white men, yet the mysticism and pride of the indigenous tribes are fascinating.

The character of Karamakate is a pleasure to get to know, and the film has a great deal to say ? and does so while being a visual stunning experience.

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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