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Altiplano (2009)

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A former war photographer and her physician husband are caught up in a riot when locals in an Andean village vent their unhappiness with contamination from a nearby mine.

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Saturnina
Jasmin Tabatabai ...
Grace
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Max
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Arturo Anacarino Zarate ...
Orlando
Malku Choquehuillca ...
Malku
Edgar Condori ...
Nilo / Omar (as Edgar Alcides Condori)
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Sami
Kian Khalili ...
Reza
Sonia Loaiza ...
Luz
Hermelinda Luján ...
Rufina
Norma Martínez ...
Mercedes
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Paul
Antonio Quevedo ...
Un soldat (as Marco Antonio Quevedo)
Edgar Quispe ...
Ignacio
Rodolfo Rodríguez ...
Raúl
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War photographer Grace, devastated after a violent incident in Iraq, renounces her profession. Her Belgian husband, Max, is a cataract surgeon working at an eye clinic in the high Andes of Peru. Nearby, the villagers of Turubamba succumb to illnesses caused by a mercury spill from a local mine. Saturnina, a young woman in Turubamba, loses her fiancé to the contamination. Ignorant of its true source, the villagers turn their rage on the foreign doctors, and in the ensuing riot Max is killed. Grace sets out on a journey of mourning to the place of Max's death. Saturnina takes drastic measures to protest against the endless violations towards her people and her land. Grace and Saturnina's destinies merge. ALTIPLANO is a lyrical and probing film about our divided but inextricably linked world. Written by Hannelore Goossens

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A lyrical tragedy about sacrifice and redemption in the Andes.

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Release Date:

20 August 2010 (USA)  »

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Fragments of Grace  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$1,269 (USA) (20 August 2010)

Gross:

$2,754 (USA) (2 October 2010)
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Award: Grand Prix du 30ème Festival du Cinéma Européen de Virton 2009 (Belgium). See more »

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Yâ habîba l-qalbi
(O beloved of my heart)
Composed by Aïcha Redouane and Habib Yammine
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aimless and lacking focus needed to tell the story
25 January 2014 | by See all my reviews

This movie needed an editor with a sharp machete to make it flow and not appear to be so aimless. The actors look so conscious of the camera that they at times look to be characters in a newscast when they are surprised by a news crew and reporter. But above all, my goodness, a good editor is worth his/her weight in gold (not mercury!) - You need to be a mystic movie goer infatuated with the ghosts of Daly & Luis Buñuel to sit through this film. It is so aimless and so lacking in focus. A movie is supposed to be a story and this is just a bunch of moving National Geographic type of photographs without a focused story telling.


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