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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.

Directors:

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 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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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, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,754, 4 October 2010
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Filmed in 43 days. 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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sheer beauty
25 January 2010 | by janlhoestSee all my reviews

What to say, have no words to describe... but sheer beauty.

The magnificent combination of story, images and music takes it to a higher level, literally! Carefully chosen shots, no more then the necessary words and all through the music, as if it came out of the camera resulting into a complete experience for all senses. You'll find yourself blown away after this movie, and it takes a couple of days to get back to life.

Can't wait to see Khadak and State of Dogs, more work from this fine producers Peter Brosens and Jessica Woodworth.

GO EXPERIENCE!


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