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Plot: The epic story of the first contact, encounter, approach, betrayal and, eventually, life-transcending friendship, between Karamakate, an Amazonian shaman, last survivor of his people, and two scientists that, over the course of 40 years, travel through the Amazon in search of a sacred plant that can heal them. Inspired by the journals of the first explorers of the Colombian Amazon, Theodor Koch-Grunberg and Richard Evans Schultes.
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Good and complete movie touching several topics at the same time; the destruction through the conquest of the native cultures and knowlege in America and the vital path of 4 different human beings.
Ciro Guerra es smart to use black and white and the landscapes of the Amazonas to fill all the silences of the movie.
The cast is quite good, specially the 2 actors performing Karamakate; Nibio Torres and Antonio Bolivar.
> In any world, the history keeps repeating itself.
It is one of the last films to I watch from the 2016 Oscars nominees. It was a Colombian production that represented the country in the 88th American Academy Awards. It had all the qualities to win that major international award, but lost the bet to ‘Son of Saul’. In my perspective, after seeing all the five, no doubt, but this film’s the real winner. The film was loosely based on the real occurrence that was written in the diaries of two scientists on their expedition into the Amazon’s deep in search of something what intrigued the conflict between the two worlds.
It portrayed the beautiful Amazon in the black and white pictures and I loved it because, it recreated the world that was over 100 years ago. It would have not affected the viewers same if it was rendered in colour. It is awesome to see a film like this about the Amazon people after a very long time. Because prior to the 80s and 90s, there were plenty of African and South American exploration films made which rapidly reduced its number when comic book films became the frontrunner in the world cinema. So going back to the lost world was really an amazing experience that this film had given to me and you should not miss it as well.
It takes place in the first half of the 1900s that breaks into a two part narration. In the first, where a German scientist Theo, looks for a help from the last surviving young man from his tribe, Karamakate, to explore the jungle for the scientific research. In the second, 40 years later, an American scientist, Evans follows a similar kind of quest who once again seeks help from the aged Karamakate. When Karamakate realises their agenda, concerns for the peace and stability in the region, so goes for the measure that has to be taken.
> “Ants like money. I do not. The taste is bad.”
It was like lost in translation. During the invasion of the remaining parts of the South America in the Amazon basin on the Colombian side, how the both worlds suffered was the part of this narration and cultural collision was one of the main topics. Most of the film was shot alongside of the rivers Inirida and Varupes, especially the final scene location was so beautiful. The film concept was similar to the ‘Anaconda 2’, but there’s no intense action-thriller, especially there’s no fast and aggressive serpents in the act. The scientists are looking for a certain kind of plant which is considered sacred and protected by the Amazon tribes.
It was boring in the initial parts, because I did not know what to expect. So I just kept watching as whatever it was focused on. But during the end of the first act, I started to like it. Because it was not as complicated as I thought and it was not the art film like those without the plot and background score. So at the end of my watch, I’m very satisfied. The actors were stunning as the amazing Amazon basin is. Of them all, the ‘Borgman’ actor was the only familiar face to me.
It is a powerful film, with a bit of a documentary style presentation. The main theme was about the history repeating itself. In your lifetime if it repeats means a second chance to divert it from the possible future nuisance. So how the one who cares would reach and solve it is what this film was told. The film characters were brilliant and Karamakate will be remembered. A neatly narrated tale that will remain people’s favourite for a very long. One of the films of the 2015 and of the Oscars nominees that nobody must miss it.
TIFF 2015 — Embrace of the Serpent:
For the things we don’t see, or weren’t around to see, ‘Embrace of the Serpent’ attempts to re-image a dark past in our history.
Karmakate is the last survivor of his tribe, living in the heart of the Colombian Amazon. At two separate points in time, he is asked by foreign scientists’ Theodor Koch-Grunberg and Richard Evan Schultes — both with different purposes — on how to find a scared healing plant. The film borrows a lot of its content from their diaries from when they had commissioned Karmakate to help them in 1909 and 1940, respectively. He is conflicted as he has no ambition to help “the White man” because his tribe was wiped from the Earth by them, and he lives his days by himself.
The film doesn’t beat around the bush. As it progresses, it becomes evident that the story is about the devastation of colonialism and what it had done to the land & its people. Everything from spreading Catholicism to Rubber Farming, more and more they see the land changing for the worse.
It was impressive to not only hear these actors speaking Spanish, but also being able to converse in the native tongue of the locals, including the several other languages that were used through out the film. Couple that with the beautiful cinematography, and you have yourself quite the masterpiece.
Fans of Miguel Gomes’ ‘Tabu’ would likely enjoy this. Shot in black and white. Beautiful transitions and landscape shots. Winner of the Art Cinema Award at Cannes. Expect this film to go for Best Foreign Film at the Oscars.
We are insane
The world is sick. Everyone knows it. As we have become more separated from and disrespectful to Nature, it has responded in ways that we are just beginning to feel. The perfect storm of organized religion aiding capitalistic industries to feed Western- style urbanization was all initially conceived and supervised by my ancestors, exploiting the labor of indigenous peoples who had lived in harmony with nature for thousands of years. I am a white American of Christian-European ancestry. The core of our white insanity was our total belief in a “God-granted” right to subdue the natural world for our own misguided purposes. Now, almost all peoples of the world have taken on this same insanity and the exploitation of natural resources has intensified exponentially. It’s all wrong. It’s all bad. It’s all going to end horribly. Our only hope is for all of us — or at least, most of us — to turn away from mindless consumerism and return to simpler lifestyles where less is more and a healthy planet is seen as our only real asset. This extraordinary movie is a masterpiece that makes all of these points. In the future, if humans have to leave a decimated Earth for some gamble on interstellar colonization, I hope they get to watch this movie before they begin again.
Original Language es
Runtime 2 hr 5 min (125 min)
Rated Not Rated
Genre Adventure, Biography, Drama
Director Ciro Guerra
Writer Ciro Guerra, Theodor Koch-Grünberg (based on the diary by), Richard Evans Schultes (based on the diary by), Jacques Toulemonde Vidal
Actors Nilbio Torres, Antonio Bolívar, Jan Bijvoet, Brionne Davis
Country Colombia, Venezuela, Argentina
Awards Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 46 wins & 32 nominations.
Production Company Buffalo Film Co., Caracol Televisión
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Arricam LT, Zeiss Super Speed and Cooke Varotal Lenses, Arriflex Cameras
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm (Fuji Eterna Vivid 160T 8543, Eterna 500T 8573)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (master format), Super 35 (3-perf) (source format)
Printed Film Format D-Cinema