The Pearl Button (also know as El botón de nácar) full movie is released on Oct 15, 2015. Watch The Pearl Button online - the Spanish Documentary movie from France , which has achieved a worldwide gross of $119,753. The Pearl Button is directed by Patricio Guzmán and created by Patricio Guzmán with Martín Calderón and Cristina. The Pearl Button is available online on Kanopy and OVID.

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.

As know as:

El botón de nácar, Der Perlmuttknopf, Το μαργαριταρένιο κουμπί, Перламутровая пуговица, El botón de nácar

Release Date:

Oct 23, 2015

Release Date (Streaming):

Jan 01, 2017


France, Spain, Chile, Switzerland



Stream Service:

Kino Lorber

Production Companies:

Atacama Productions, Valdivia Film, Mediapro

Gross worldwide:



Bilge Ebiri
Spirituality & Health
This is a rapturous, unsettling movie about beauty, mystery, and unimaginable horror.
by rottentomatoes, Mar 24, 2020
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times
This documentary holds every card in the pack, from geology to anthropology to the history of tribes and tyrants, and plays them like a master.
by rottentomatoes, Dec 28, 2016
Kate Taylor
Globe and Mail
This haunting Chilean documentary is more poetry than journalism as filmmaker Patricio Guzman compares the fate of the indigenous people of Patagonia with that of the disappeared of the Pinochet regime.
by rottentomatoes, Apr 08, 2016

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