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Nostalgia for the Light ()

Nostalgia de la luz (original title)
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A documentary about two different searches conducted in the Chilean Atacama Desert: one by astronomers looking for answers about the history of the cosmos, and one by women looking for the remains of loved ones killed by Pinochet's regime.

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Gaspar Galaz ...
Self - Astronomer
Lautaro Núñez ...
Self - Archeologist
Luís Henríquez ...
Self
Miguel Lawner ...
Self - Architect
Victor González ...
Self - Engineer
Vicky Saaveda ...
Self
Violeta Berrios ...
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George Preston ...
Self - Astronomer
Valentina Rodríguez ...
Self

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Patricio Guzmán

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Patricio Guzmán ... ()

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Antonino Ballestrazzi ... development producer
Jutta Krug ... producer: WDR
Nicolas Lasnibat ... line producer
Meike Martens ... co-producer / producer
Fernando Osorio ... line producer
Verónica Rosselot ... executive producer
Renate Sachse ... producer
Cristóbal Vicente ... co-producer

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Miguel Miranda
José Miguel Tobar

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Katell Djian

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Patricio Guzmán
Emmanuelle Joly

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Ewa Lenkiewicz ... supervising editor
Eric Salleron ... color timer

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Nicolas Lasnibat ... first assistant director
Cristóbal Vicente ... first assistant director

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Morgan Dufour ... assistant sound editor
Fredy González ... sound (as Freddy González)
Michel Monier ... sound consultant: dolby
Jean-Jacques Quinet ... sound editor / sound mixer
Marie-Jeanne Wyckmans ... foley artist

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Cristóbal Vicente ... still photographer

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Plot Summary

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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Also Known As
  • Nostalgie de la lumière (France)
  • Nostalgia de la luz - Heimweh nach den Sternen (Germany)
  • Nostalgia for the Light (Canada, English title)
  • Nostalgia for the Light (World-wide, English title)
  • Nostalgia for the Light (United States)
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  • 90 min
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Trivia Included among the "1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die", edited by Steven Schneider. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Nostalgia for the Light (2012). See more »
Quotes [last lines]
[in Spanish, using English subtitles]
Gaspar Galaz - Astronomer: [voiceover] I am convinced that memory has a gravitational force. It is constantly attracting us. Those who have a memory are able to live in the fragile present moment. Those who have none don't live anywhere. Each night, slowly, impassively, the centre of the galaxy passes over Santiago.
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