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Nostalgia for the Light (2010)
"Nostalgia de la luz" (original title)

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In Chile's Atacama Desert, astronomers peer deep into the cosmos in search for answers concerning the origins of life. Nearby, a group of women sift through the sand searching for body ... See full summary »

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Gaspar Galaz ...
Himself - Astronomer
Lautaro Núñez ...
Himself - Archeologist
Luís Henríquez ...
Himself
Miguel Lawner ...
Himself - Architect
Victor González ...
Himself - Engineer
Vicky Saaveda ...
Herself
Violeta Berrios ...
Herself
George Preston ...
Himself - Astronomer
Valentina Rodríguez ...
Herself
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In Chile's Atacama Desert, astronomers peer deep into the cosmos in search for answers concerning the origins of life. Nearby, a group of women sift through the sand searching for body parts of loved ones, dumped unceremoniously by Pinochet's regime. Written by Anonymous

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[in Spanish, using English subtitles]
Himself - Astronomer: [voiceover] The old German telescope, that I've seen once again after so many years, is still working in Santiago Chile. I owe my passion for astronomy to it. These objects, which could have come from my childhood home, remind me of that far off moment when one thinks one has left childhood behind. At that time, Chile was a haven of peace isolated from the world. Santiago slept in the foothills of the Cordillera, detached from the rest of the ...
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A wonderful movie recommended by myETVmedia
7 October 2010 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This beautiful film will capture you emotionally, visually and intellectually. Patricio Guzmán's examination of light—its relationship to the past and what it illuminates of the future—is stunningly beautiful, insightful and very well shot. A scientist states early on in the film that there is no present only the past and future as the words he is forming with his mouth have already happened by the microsecond it takes for his voice to travel from his mouth to his subject's ears. It is this sort of abstract thought that permeates the films dialogue creating the mood.


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