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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 40 years to search the Amazon for a sacred healing plant. (imdb)

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1. Best of criticker: Drama (public: moderated by avgcrtckr - 8 stars)
2. Best Foreign Film Oscar Nominees (public: moderated by snallygaster - 7 stars)
3. South America (public: moderated by td888 - 3 stars)
4. Anthropology (public: moderated by djross - 3 stars)
5. 88th Academy Award Nominations (public: moderated by Johnny Mo - 3 stars)
6. Best of criticker: Adventure (public: moderated by avgcrtckr - 1 star)
8. Best of criticker: 2015 (public: moderated by avgcrtckr - 1 star)
9. 35th İstanbul Film Festival (public: moderated by cambel)
10. TOP 100 of the past 100 years (public: moderated by avgcrtckr)
11. 5: Not in English (private: KasperL)
12. Availability: Filmstriben (private: KasperL)
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Apr 20 ClarkyCat
90 80%
Apr 19 fictionfitz
75 65%
Apr 15 seha
80 93%
Apr 14 emrecogulu
65 45%
Apr 11 rmiceli
100 97%
Apr 10 mate_cosido
90 89%
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70 58%
Mar 23 freyr_rabbit
90 71%
Mar 19 tatarbey tatarbey
87 84%
Mar 19 BeyzaS BeyzaS
90 95%
Mar 18 sellis
84 73%
Delivers on all of its narrative promises, but didn't strike me as profound. Gorgeous black and white cinematography, pronouncing moments with fluidity and grace. The dual narrative reinforces the exploration of duality in its many forms. The revelation that the film is based on true accounts in hindsight makes the film feel like it needs to compare Amazonian cultures to European in order resonate with modern audiences. Context aside, this is an accomplished visceral experience.
Mar 16 ddelapointe
99 91%
Mar 13 OnlyMovies
75 68%
Mar 07 rehasavin rehasavin
75 48%
Mar 04 jiznkakonaye jiznkakonaye
75 65%
Feb 27 whitejeft whitejeft
96 91%
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80 67%
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75 72%
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83 72%
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91 88%
Dec 31, 2017 yalcintol
82 51%
Dec 30, 2017 Karpiu Karpiu
73 44%
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84 72%
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80 85%
Aug 13, 2017 denizn33
81 28%
Aug 06, 2017 luord luord
72 72%
Too long, the beautiful cinematography and capable direction make up for it.
Aug 06, 2017 Pratchett3
7 55%
Aug 05, 2017 mesterlars mesterlars
75 42%
Aug 02, 2017 Postbearpunk
9 85%
Aug 02, 2017 murdoch alkan altas
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94 70%
Jul 09, 2017 VinegarBob VinegarBob
85 89%
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Jul 04, 2017 pointtonull
75 78%
Jul 01, 2017 negoey
75 20%
Jun 29, 2017 draser
92 87%
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80 51%
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Road trip!
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Viewed May 1, 2017.
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77 67%
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Feb 26, 2017 dr_Robert
4 73%
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78 57%
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81 91%
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85 78%
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74 56%
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72 65%
Feb 10, 2017 AliV Ali_V.
84 77%
Feb 04, 2017 kk3thess kk3thess
75 75%
Feb 04, 2017 luc luc
62 36%
Feb 02, 2017 Koernia Koernia
70 66%
Jan 30, 2017 joeroxy joeroxy
75 67%
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80 43%
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8 84%
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96 95%
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85 78%
Jan 23, 2017 whitelighter whitelighter
62 39%
Jan 21, 2017 andreyevic
79 58%
Jan 20, 2017 thehynes thehynes
54 42%
Perhaps best enjoyed after a cup of weapons grade caapi
Jan 18, 2017 mardytam snbutler
72 79%
Jan 17, 2017 omeraksy omeraksy
92 96%
Jan 16, 2017 balvares balvares
70 78%
Jan 16, 2017 fredericg54 frederic_g54
7 56%
Ignorant western explorers ditch married life in search of the Amazon's most sacred (read: awesome) hallucinogen, only to lose their sanity and cause the decay of the native culture in the process. 10/10, would ditch again.
Jan 16, 2017 Prufrock
85 69%
Jan 15, 2017 Doble_G Doble-G
75 30%
Jan 12, 2017 TonyS.
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Jan 11, 2017 micmac_ii micmac
78 82%
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78 68%
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75 63%
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81 85%
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70 79%
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62 15%
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70 72%
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"The worst of both worlds" scene in particular was amazing
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88 90%
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85 83%
Oct 27, 2016 3_Qs ???
60 41%
Oct 27, 2016 Moribunny Moribunny
75 83%
Despite the strong post-colonial theme, "Embrace of the Serpent" has a certain grace. I thought the racial politics were overstated two or three times, but elsewhere the script is rich and refined. It also has a genuine fascination with the rainforest and its lore, an unabashed, politically incorrect exoticism, which is what I liked the most.
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68 19%
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Outstanding. Perfectly paced, gorgeously shot and extremely immersive tale
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70 34%
Jul 15, 2016 dardan dardan
89 94%
The desire of the white man to understand, control, exploit and ultimately overcome nature is given expression via both the queeste for a plant and the domination of the people revering it, or at least did so before having been corrupted by embracing the serpent. Slights towards regressivism in its biblical, ecological Koyaanisqatsian themes, a nuisance only due the elements conveying that were a bit shoehorned rather than streamlined--the dynamic-maintaining insanity scene being an exception.
Jul 15, 2016 SeanBerndorff SeanBerndorff
84 81%
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65 18%
1 Juliol 2016 - entretinguda, potser enigmàtica? Però, potser perquè l'hem vist en tres sessions, se m'ha fet poc propera. Ni tansols m'he acabat d'aclarir amb quines preocupacions tenia cada personatge. Els diàlegs semblaven una mica hieràtics, repetitius i canviant abusivament d'idioma. Tot i així, la història és interessant.
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80 91%
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