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The Pearl Button

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Original title
El botón de nácar (The Pearl Button)
Running time
82 min.
Chile Chile
Patricio Guzmán
Miranda, Tobar, Hugues Maréchal
Katell Djian
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Co-production Chile-Spain-France; Atacama Productions / Valdivia Film / Mediapro
Documentary | Chilean Dictatorship
Synopsis / Plot
The ocean contains the history of all humanity. The sea holds all the voices of the earth and those that come from outer space. Water receives impetus from the stars and transmits it to living creatures. Water, the longest border in Chile, also holds the secret of two mysterious buttons which were found on its ocean floor. Chile, with its 2,670 miles of coastline and the largest archipelago in the world, presents a supernatural landscape. In it are volcanoes, mountains and glaciers. In it are the voices of the Patagonian Indigenous people, the first English sailors and also those of its political prisoners. Some say that water has memory. This film shows that it also has a voice.
2015: César Awards: Nominated for Best Documentary
2015: Berlin Film Festival: Best Screenplay
2015: San Sebastián Film Festival: Nominated for Best Latin-American film
2015: Fenix Awards: Best Documentary Photography
2016: Platino Awards: Best Documentary
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