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Nostalgia for the light

Nostalgia for the light

A Feature film by Patricio Guzmán

Produced by Atacama Productions

Release in France : 27/10/2010


    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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    Executive Producer :

    Atacama Productions

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Pyramide International

    Foreign production companies :

    Blinker Filmproduktion, Cronomedia

    French distribution :

    Pyramide Distribution

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    Full credits (11)

    Assistant Director :

    Cristobal Vicente

    Screenwriter :

    Patricio Guzmán

    Sound Recordist :

    Freddy Gonzales

    Editors :

    Patricio Guzmán, Emmanuelle Joly

    Special Effects :

    Éric Salleron

    Still Photographer :

    Cristobal Vicente

    Executive 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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    Runtime :

    1 h 30 min

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    Dolby 5.1

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