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Stranded: I've Come From A Plane That Crashed on the Mountains Movie Poster
Not Rated In Theaters 10/22/2008 , 130min.
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Plot & Details

The events that followed the crash of Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571 in 1974 are, by now, notorious. The survivors, members of a rugby team left to fend for themselves in the Andes, ultimately resorted to cannibalism for the sake of survival, devouring the flesh of their dead companions. As a result, 16 men (of the initial 45) managed to stay alive on a frozen glacier for an incredible ten weeks. The story prompted a best-selling nonfiction tome by Piers Paul Read, a 1993 feature dramatization directed by Spielberg collaborator Frank Marshall, and this documentary, which recounts the harrowing story via firsthand accounts with those involved. Director Gonzalo Arijon shoots dramatic reenactments of the events; he intercuts this footage with clips of the press conference that greeted the men on their return, and recently recovered archival photographs.

AFI Dallas International Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2008 AFI Dallas International Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

Full Frame Documentary Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2008 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

Hot Docs International Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2008 Hot Docs International Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

IDFA

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2007 IDFA Film Presented Nominated

Miami International Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2008 Miami International Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

Montr?al World Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2008 Montr?al World Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

Montréal World Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2008 Montréal World Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

San Francisco International Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2008 San Francisco International Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

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