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César Charlone

Directeur/trice de la photo


César CHARLONE is the cinematographer of City of God, for which he was nominated for an Oscar for Best Cinematography, as well as The Constant Gardener and Blindness (all directed by Fernando Meirelles).

For Stranded (Gonzalo Arijón, 2008), the reenacted scenes of the plane’s cabin after the crash were filmed in super 16mm by César Charlone. Charlone was almost on Flight 571 himself. He went to the same college as the survivors (his father was the Uruguayan ambassador to Chile) and Nando was his best friend. He was on the passenger list for the flight but he was traveling from Brazil and, as luck would have it, didn’t get to Montevideo in time to catch the doomed plane.

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