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The Pearl Button

The Pearl Button

A Feature film by Patricio Guzmán

Produced by Atacama Productions

Release in France : 28/10/2015


    The ocean contains the history of all humanity. The sea holds the voices of the Earth and those that come from outer space. Water receives impetus from the stars and transmits it to living creatures. Water, the longest border in Chile, also holds the secret of a mysterious button that was discovered in its seabed. Chile, with its 2,670 miles of coastline, the largest archipelago in the world, presents a supernatural landscape. In it are volcanoes, mountains and glaciers. In it are the voices of the Patagonian indigenous people, of the first English sailors and also those of its political prisoners. Some say that water has memory. This film shows that it also has a voice.




    The Pearl Button

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    Production and distribution (5)

    Executive Producer :

    Atacama Productions

    Foreign production companies :

    Mediapro, Valdivia Film

    French distribution :

    Pyramide Distribution

    Co-production :

    France 3 Cinéma

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Pyramide International

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    Full credits (11)

    Executive Producer :

    Renate Sachse

    Line Producer :

    Adrien Oumhani

    Director of photography :

    Katell Djian

    Production manager :

    Veronica Rosselot

    Editor :

    Emmanuelle Joly

    Sound Mixer :

    Jean-Jacques Quinet

    Assistant Director :

    Nicolás Lasnibat

    Screenwriter :

    Patricio Guzmán

    Sound Recordist :

    Álvaro Silva Wuth

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Laurence Granec

    Sound Editor :

    Jean-Jacques Quinet

    Technical details

    Feature film

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    France, Spain

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    Majority French (France, Spain)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 22 min

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    Audio format :

    Dolby 5.1

    Posters (1)


    News (6)

    Festival Selections (13)

    Awards (2)

    Lumiere Awards - 2016

    Lumiere Awards (France, 2016)


    Meilleur documentaire

    Berlin International Film Festival - 2015

    Berlin International Film Festival (Germany, 2015)


    Award for best screenplay


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