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Embrace of the serpent [videorecording] / screenplay by Ciro Guerra & Jacques Toulemonde ; directed by Ciro Guerra.

Guerra, Ciro, 1981- film director, screenwriter. (Added Author). Toulemonde Vidal, Jacques, screenwriter. (Added Author). Torres, Nilbio, actor. (Added Author). Bijvoet, Jan, 1966- actor. (Added Author). Bolivar, Antonio (Actor), actor. (Added Author). Oscilloscope Laboratories (Firm), publisher. (Added Author).
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Jackson County Public Library DVD EMBRACE (Text) 39493108076888 Adult Video Available -
Cliffdale Library DVD E (Text) 31781063439572 Adult Video Checked out 06/02/2017
Cumberland Headquarters DVD E (Text) 31781063439580 Adult Video Available -
Fletcher Branch 791.43 E / Foreign (Text) 33258007998813 Adult Video Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 857490005233
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (125 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: [New York, New York] : Oscilloscope Laboratories, [2016]

Content descriptions

General Note: Title from sell sheet.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2015.
Wide screen (2.35:1).
Creation/Production Credits Note: Director of photography, David Gallego ; editors, Etienne Boussac & Cristina Gallego ; music, Nascuy Linares.
Participant or Performer Note: Nilbio Torres, Jan Bijvoet, Antonio Bolivar.
Summary, etc.: 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.
System Details Note: DVD, widescreen 2.35:1; NTSC; Dolby 5.1 surround.
Language Note: Spanish, English, German, Latin, Portuguese, South American Indian, with English subtitles.
Awards Note: 2016 Academy Award nominee, Best Foreign Language Film.
Subject: Koch-Grünberg, Theodor, 1872-1924 > Drama.
Schultes, Richard Evans > Drama.
Karamakate > Drama
Shamans > Colombia > Amazonas (Department) > Drama.
Scientists > Colombia > Amazonas (Department) > Drama.
Friendship > Colombia > Amazonas (Department) > Drama.
Genre: Feature films.
Biographical films.
Fiction films.

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