Vivan las antipodas! 2011
Describing the genesis of this remarkable film before its screening at the Venice Film Festival, Kossakovsky explained: "Traveling in the countryside of Argentina, I saw a man, fishing from a small bridge in a very small village. Under the sunset-light, that simple place looked ... like the most beautiful and peaceful place on Earth. I imagined -- what if I were to extend this fishing line straight ... through the center of the Earth? What will I see on the other side? Turned out, one of the most powerful, bustling and noisy cities of the planet – Shanghai."

These two places could not be more diametrically opposed. During his visits to four such antipodal pairs, the award-winning documentary filmmaker Victor Kossakovsky captured images that turn our view of the world upside down. A beautiful, peaceful sunset in Entre Rios is contrasted with the bustling streets in rainy Shanghai. People who live in a wasteland are connected to people dwelling next to a volcano. Landscapes whose splendor touches the soul are juxtaposed with the clamor of a vast city. These antipodes seem mythically connected, somehow united by their oppositeness. Kossakovsky's movie is a feast for the senses, a fascinating kaleidoscope of our planet.

Director: Viktor Kosakovsky
Country: Germany, Argentina, Netherlands, Chile
Genre: Documentary

DVD9 | NTSC 16:9 | 01:48:18 | 5.63 Gb + 3% rec
Language: Original (mix)
Subtitles: English

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DVD9 | PAL 16:9 | 01:43:56 | 6.87 Gb + 3% rec
Language: Original (mix), Russian
Subtitles: English, Russian

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