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¡Vivan las antípodas! -- In this fascinating documentary, we journey across the globe to two places located diametrically opposite to each other on the earthÍs surface.
¡Vivan las antípodas! -- Clip: Animals Drink and Dried Lava
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23 February 2012 (Germany) See more »
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Directed by
Victor Kossakovsky 
Produced by
Pilar Capano .... assistant producer
Joost de Vries .... co-producer
Heino Deckert .... producer
Juan Manuel Egaña .... co-producer
Gema Juarez Allen .... executive producer
Gema Juarez Allen .... producer
Leontine Petit .... co-producer
Achim Pfeffer .... associate producer
Alexander Rodnyansky .... executive producer
Eva-Maria Weerts .... executive producer
Original Music by
Alexander Popov 
Cinematography by
Victor Kossakovsky 
Film Editing by
Victor Kossakovsky 
Sound Department
Michiel de Boer .... sound editor
Paul Gies .... sound designer & editor
Lennert Hunfeld .... assistant sound re-recording mixer
Marc Lizier .... sound designer & editor
Peter Mendonca .... dolby sound consultant
Christoph Oertel .... foley recordist
Vladimir Rakic .... foley artist
Vladimir Rakic .... sound editor
Michel Schöpping .... sound designer and re-recording mixer
Vincent Sinceretti .... sound editor
Cloud Wang .... location sound recordist
Visual Effects by
Rudolf Germann .... visual effects artist
Lena Meyer .... title designer
Andreas Schellenberg .... visual effects artist
Andreas Schellenberg .... visual effects supervisor
Camera and Electrical Department
Ben Bernhard .... camera supervisor
Editorial Department
Peter Bernaers .... colorist
Music Department
Sami Buccella .... music consultant
Other crew
Mayra Bottero .... production assistant
Flor Rubina .... production coordinator
Constanza Sanz Palacios .... production coordinator
Adam J. Segal .... publicist

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Germany:108 min
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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Beautiful and interesting, 16 September 2012
Author: Andres Salama from Buenos Aires, Argentina

Antipodes: any place on Earth is the point on the Earth's surface which is diametrically opposite to it. Russian documentary filmmaker Victor Kossakovsky has made an interesting film on four sets of antipodes: the rural province of Entre Rios in Argentina and Shanghai in China, the Chilean Patagonia and Lake Baikal in Russia (who both look stunning and surprisingly similar for two places that are literally on the other side of each other on the planet), Hawaii and Botswana, and Spain and New Zealand (a memorable part of the film is the presence of a stranded whale in a beach on that country of the southern hemisphere).

Narration free and almost dialogue-free (snippets of talk are heard here and there but they are not subtitled – and even though I'm an Argentine I wasn't even able to pick up most of the chat in Argentina since they spoke fast and in a very regional accent). Surprisingly, and despite the population boom of recent decades, seven of the eight locations chosen for the film seem underpopulated – the exception being the very crowded Shanghai.

Gorgeously filmed, full of great camera-work, it has a number of great shots, but my favorite is a transition from slowly moving lava in Hawaii to what turns out to be the wrinkled skin of an elephant in Botswana. I'm not sure this film is particularly about anything but is very pleasing to watch.

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