Vivan Las Antipodas!

Documentary / Germany – Netherlands – Argentina – Chile / 2011 / 105′

  • Author:Victor Kossakovsky
  • Director:Victor Kossakovsky
  • DOP:Victor Kossakovsky
  • Editor:Victor Kossakovsky
  • Distribution:Farbfilm
  • World Sales:Deckert Distribution
  • Festivals:Filmfestival Venice 2011, Message to Man 2011 (Award for Best Full-Length Documentary), True/False FF 2012 (True Vision Award), IDFA 2011, San Francisco IFF 2012, German Camera Award 2012 in the category Documentary, nominated for European Film Academy Documentary 2011 – Prix ARTE

With this film Victor Kossakovsky grants himself a childhood wish. Haven’t we all asked ourselves as children where we would come out if we dug a tunnel right through the centre of the earth? Haven’t we all wondered at some point what was happening just at this moment beneath our very feet at the other side of the planet?
In this film those reveries turn into reality. In breathtaking images and a stunning montage we go on a trip to the world’s rare inhabited land-to-land antipodes. We discover the wonders and contradictions of nature and people around the globe. With unprecedented camera movements and exhilarating new perspectives our conventional view of the world is challenged.
On the evocative title follows a revolutionary film, that gives three cheers to our planet and its people in all their antagonisms and commonalities: VIVAN LAS ANTIPODAS!

In co-production with Lemming Film and Gema Films / Producciones Aplaplac NHK, ZDF/ARTE, WDR, VPRO in association with CTC Network, YLE TV2 and Film House Germany AG Funded by Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung, Eurimages, Deutscher Filmförderfonds, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Nederlands Filmfonds, INCAA and CORFO