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Desierto sur (2008)

A young Spanish girl develops an acute emotional crisis after her mother's death. When a letter written by the deceased mother surfaces, the grieving daughter departs to South America for answers.

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Sofía
Victorio Sanz ...
Pedro
Joan Massotkleiner ...
Alberto
Aida Quesada ...
Amiga Vestuario
Amàlia Sancho ...
Nuria
Carmela Poch ...
Ainhoa
Pávez. Marcia ...
Dependienta Bus Santiago
Roberto Prieto ...
Azafato Bus
Carolina Varleta ...
Nadia
Victor Hugo Ogaz ...
Padre Nadia
Marieta Muñoz ...
Madrastra Nadia
Alejandro Botto ...
Gustavo
Catalina Zamora ...
Dependienta Estación Bus Copiapó
Félix Alcayaga ...
Barman
Diego Ruiz ...
Martín
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Sofia is a young Spanish girl who, after her mother's death, develops an acute emotional crisis. An enigmatic letter falls into her hands, one that her mother sent to Chile when she was alive. The letter is returned by the post office when the recipient could not be found. The content of the letter raises stirring questions in Sofia, who then embarks on an adventure filled journey south of the world. The destination: An unknown and remote town called "Desierto Sur". Written by Claudia Gutiérrez Hernández

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25 September 2008 (Chile)  »

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South Desert  »

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$1,500,000 (estimated)
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(super 35mm)

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2.35 : 1
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100% worth seeing
14 October 2007 | by (Mannheim, Germany) – See all my reviews

I just saw "Desierto Sur" at the Heidelberg-Mannheim international Filmfestival. This is an amazing movie probably only a newcomer's director can do... lively, honest and straight from the heart. The plot is set in the marvelous landscape of Chile- this awesome scenery no studio ever can mimic. This makes this road movie even more special. Sofias trip through the desert is not only a trip through Chile finding her mother's love and, possibly, her father. It's also a journey finding herself and getting in touch with what really counts in life… The open ending let us guess if her mothers destiny is going to repeat for Sofia and Gustavo. Hope some more Shawn Gerry movies will find the way from Chile to European cinemas!


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