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also known as El botón de nácar

The Pearl Button2015

  • 4.4
The ocean contains the history of all humanity. The sea holds 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 a mysterious button that was discovered in its seabed. Chile, with its 2,670 miles of coastline, 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, of 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.

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This is a truly inspiring documentary. "Progress is a deep nostalgia to re-understand what we once understood." This tells you all you need to know. Highly recommended film.

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This is a truly inspiring documentary. "Progress is a deep nostalgia to re-understand what we once understood." This tells you all you need to know. Highly recommended film.

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Continuing where he started with the Battle of Chile, showing the inhumanity of colonialism. A very poetic film that needs to be seen.

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A touching metaphor about the life, about identity and memory of a country

Director Guzman is a poet. As good as Nostalgia for the Light.

beautiful film.

Stunning story; even more stunning scenery in Patagonia. Especially interesting this week after the news of the co-founder of The North Face dying in an accident in Patagonia.

Another luminous, lyrical, heartbreaking meditation on memory, history, culpability and loss. Stunning--I won't forget this one for a long time. Great companion to Nostalgia for the Light.

Wonderful film.

Awesome!