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.
A lyrical tragedy about sacrifice and redemption in the Andes.
20 August 2010 (USA)
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Fragments of Grace
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Opening Weekend USA: $1,269,
22 August 2010, Limited Release
Gross USA: $2,754, 4 October 2010
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Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
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Award: Grand Prix du 30ème Festival du Cinéma Européen de Virton 2009 (Belgium). See more
Symphony No. 3, Op. 36, part II. Lento e largo - Tranquillissimo
Composed by Henryk Mikolaj Górecki See more