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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 12A
Cast
Gaspar Galaz
Lautaro Núñez
Violeta Berrios
Vicky Saavedra
Directors
Patricio Guzmán
Screenwriters
Patricio Guzmán
Running Time
96 minutes

Nostalgia For The Light
Atacama police


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Plot
At 10,000ft above sea-level, the vast Atacama Desert offers astronomers a perfect vantage point from which to study the universe. Nearby, however, lie painful reminders of the horrors of Chile's Pinochet regime; from the remains of a 19th century slave mining camp to bone fragments of Pinochet's victims. Director and writer Patricio Guzmán beautifully and poignantly entwines these two themes, offering his audience a meditation on history, knowledge and mortality.


Verdict
A truly insightful art film that still manages to be easy-going and unpretentious.


Reviewed by David Parkinson

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