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Nostalgia for the light

Nostalgia for the light

A Feature film by Patricio Guzman

Produced by Atacama Productions

Release in France : 27/10/2010

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Atacama Productions

Film exports/foreign sales :

Pyramide International

Foreign production companies :

Blinker Filmproduktion, Cronomedia

French distribution :

Pyramide Distribution

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In Chile, at three thousand metres altitude, astronomers from all over the world gather together in the Atacama desert to observe the stars. The desert sky is so translucent that it allows them to see right to the boundaries of the universe. It is also a place where the harsh heat of the sun keeps human remains intact: those of the mummies, explorers and miners. But also the remains of the dictatorship’s political prisoners. Whilst the astronomers examine the most distant galaxies in search of probable extraterrestrial life, at the foot of the observatories a group of women are digging through the desert soil in search of their disappeared relatives…

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Nostalgia for the light

Spanish trailer (english subtitles)


Nostalgia for the light

Spanish trailer (french subtitles)

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Full credits (11)

Assistant Director :

Cristobal Vicente

Screenwriter :

Patricio Guzman

Sound Recordist :

Freddy Gonzales

Editors :

Patricio Guzman, Emmanuelle Joly

Special Effects :

Eric Salleron

Still Photographer :

Cristobal Vicente

Line producer :

Veronica Rosselot

Director of photography :

Katell Djian

Press Attachés (film) :

Laurence Granec, Karine Ménard

Sound Editor :

Jean-Jacques Quinet

Sound Mixer :

Jean-Jacques Quinet

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Feature film

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Production language :

French, Spanish

Coproducer countries :

France, Germany, Chile, Spain

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Majority French (France, Germany, Chile, Spain)

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1 h 30 min

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Dolby 5.1

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