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Altiplano (2009)

Not Rated | | Drama | 20 August 2010 (USA)
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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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Peter Brosens, Jessica Woodworth (as Jessica Hope Woodworth)

Writers:

Peter Brosens, Jessica Woodworth (as Jessica Hope Woodworth)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Magaly Solier ... Saturnina
Jasmin Tabatabai ... Grace
Olivier Gourmet ... Max
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Arturo Anacarino Zarate Arturo Anacarino Zarate ... Orlando
Malku Choquehuillca Malku Choquehuillca ... Malku
Edgar Condori Edgar Condori ... Nilo / Omar (as Edgar Alcides Condori)
Behi Djanati Atai ... Sami
Kian Khalili Kian Khalili ... Reza
Sonia Loaiza Sonia Loaiza ... Luz
Hermelinda Luján Hermelinda Luján ... Rufina
Norma Martínez Norma Martínez ... Mercedes
Andreas Pietschmann ... Paul
Antonio Quevedo Antonio Quevedo ... Un soldat (as Marco Antonio Quevedo)
Edgar Quispe Edgar Quispe ... Ignacio
Rodolfo Rodríguez Rodolfo Rodríguez ... Raúl
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Storyline

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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Language:

Spanish | Quechua | French | English | Persian

Release Date:

20 August 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fragments of Grace See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,269, 22 August 2010

Gross USA:

$2,961

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$157,796
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Fire of the Dove/Epilogue
Composed by Richard Einhorn
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An ordinary film which merges three different stories to speak about our world's sufferings.
23 April 2013 | by FilmCriticLalitRaoSee all my reviews

It has been noticed that films which deal with multiple themes often fail to strike a chord in viewers' minds. It is due to the fact that while watching films,most viewers have a limited attention span which gets impaired when an endless array of plots and subplots is revealed.Belgian film "Altiplano" suffers enormously from this fate as the richness of its themes cause active viewers to question whether there is something which will tie these loose themes or they have just been included in order to get an opportunity to speak about world's problems.The main reason to watch this film is Olivier Gourmet-a famous Belgian actor who has acted in various well made,offbeat as well as excellent commercial films.Apart from Olivier Gourmet's presence viewers might develop a liking for the film's South American setting where visually rich religious imagery characterizes the behavioral patterns of its inhabitants.Finally,how human beings reach out to each other in times of grief is one of this film's recurring leitmotif.Film critic Mr.Lalit Rao saw this film during 18th European Film Festival 2013 which was held at Alliance Française De Bangalore.


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