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Plot Summary
In Chile's Atacama Desert, widows search for the bones of loved ones, left by Pinochet's atrocities.


Director: Patricio Guzmán

Genres: Docudrama

Nostalgia for the Light (2010)

Release Date: January 13th, 2011

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critic reviews (8)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 100
    Amy Biancolli San Francisco Chronicle

    Nostalgia for the Light is a strange and stunning work of art: a poem disguised as a movie about astronomers in the Atacama desert of Chile. show more

  • 88
    Mark Feeney Boston Globe

    What starts out as a beautifully depopulated filmic exercise - it's 14 minutes into the movie before Guzman introduces any people - becomes toward the end a nearly unbearable examination of good and bad in the human heart. show more

  • 75
    Stephen Cole The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Patricio Guzmán's documentary, Nostalgia for the Light, pays equal attention to the astronomers and searchers, regarding their quest as the same – a search for life. show more

  • April 22, 2011 or00000000089631
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    I feel sad for the terrible events of Pinochet\'s rule but the film was awful. I fell asleep a couple of times and I wish I would have left sooner. Don\'t get me wrong, I like indie movies and I speak Spanish fluently but this movie was not what I expected after seeing the reviews. The narrator was monotonous and slow, the story tried to tie the eternity of the sky with the lost souls of the labor camps, all in a very ambiguous manner. It was a good 50 minutes before anyone mentions anything of the labor camps. The movie is only 90 minutes long! I wish I had my lost 80 minutes and money back.

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