Video/Film , DVD in Spanish , English , German , Latin , Portuguese , South American Indian (Other)

Embrace of the serpent

Oscilloscope Laboratories, Ciudad Lunar and Caracol Television present ; in co-production with Norte Sur, MC Producciones, Buffalo Films ; in association with Dago Garcia ; supported by Proimagienes Colombia, INCAA, CNACC, Ibermedia and Hubert Bals Fund ; screenplay by Ciro Guerra & Jacques Toulemonde ; produced by Cristina Gallego ; directed by Ciro Guerra.
  • [New York, New York] : Oscilloscope Laboratories, [2016]
  • 1 videodisc (125 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
  • DVD, region 0 (all region), NTSC, widescreen (2.35:1) presentation, 5.1 Dolby surround & stereo.
Also known as
  • Director of photography, David Gallego ; editors, Etienne Boussac & Cristina Gallego ; music, Nascuy Linares.
  • Cast: Nilbio Torres, Antonio Bolivar, Yauenkü Miguee, Jan Bijvoet, Brionne Davis.
  • Feature films.
  • Biographical films.
  • Fiction films.
  • The film centers on Karamakate, an Amazonian shaman and the last survivor of his people, and the two scientists who, over the course of 40 years, build a friendship with him. The film was inspired by the real-life journals of two explorers (Theodor Koch-Grünberg and Richard Evans Schultes) who traveled through the Colombian Amazon during the last century in search of the sacred and difficult-to-find psychedelic Yakruna plant.
Other information
  • Title from container.
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 2015.
  • Wide screen (2.35:1).
  • Special features: Making "Embrace of the Serpent"; Adventure, culture, history, magic : in-depth behind the scenes segments ; Lessons from the Amazon : new interview with actor Brionne Davis ; Theatrical trailer.
  • Language: Spanish, English, German, Latin, Portuguese, South American Indian, with English subtitles.
  • Awards: 2016 Academy Award nominee, Best Foreign Language Film
Publisher's number
  • OSC-068 Oscilloscope Laboratories
Identifying numbers
  • UPC: 857490005233
  • OCLC: 949280076
  • OCLC: 949280076