The film tells the story prior to the accident LAPA Boeing 737 on 31 August 1999 after hitting an embankment in central Buenos Aires, killing 67 people. Directed and performed by a former ... See full summary »

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Alejandro Awada ...
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Adolfo Yanelli
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Alejandro Polledo
Silvina Bosco
Emiliano Fernández
Paulo Brunetti
Sergio Boris
Miguel Dedovich
Pablo Razuk
Marcos Montes
Gustavo Pastorini
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The film tells the story prior to the accident LAPA Boeing 737 on 31 August 1999 after hitting an embankment in central Buenos Aires, killing 67 people. Directed and performed by a former pilot of the same company, this film reveals a complex web of complicity between the Air Force and the company to circumvent security controls in order to obtain greater economic benefit in operations.

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From 01:35:50 for about 20 seconds you can see the fateful airplane accelerate down the runway with the flaps completely retracted. This is exactly what happened to the real WRZ flight and caused the takeoff to fail. It is a deadly practice and must have been staged exclusively for that scene to be shot. No doubt the plane deployed the reverse thrusters and brakes to slow down before the end of the runway after the shot ended. See more »

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Computers in the office scene use Windows XP, not available in 1999. See more »

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25 April 2005 | by (Argentina) – See all my reviews

First, sorry for my poor English, as it is not my native language. The movie is a rare gem in Argentine filmography. Thrillers, action and movies that are mainly on complex machines are not typically filmed or produced by Latin American countries, even when the subject of the movie may have taken place in these latitudes (Alive! was filmed by Canadians in Canada on an epic true story that took place in the Argentinian-Chilean Andes). So, this is a denounce of the epidemic corruption in the Argentina of the 90', told by the man that plays as himself and revives for us some of the same ordeals he lived in real life when he was an airline captain. THIS is the unique thing about this movie. It is very well done, and as pilot, I can tell that the technical side is perfect. No cheap or even expensive mock ups. All is real. The simulator sessions are simulator sessions, and the airborne scenes are filmed during real flying in the cockpit (except a passenger cabin short scene, that I read was filmed in a crew training mock up). Excellent photography that immerse the spectator in places that earth bound mortals do not usually visit. No wonder why this movie won so many prizes: apart from the political and critical intentions, it is a good example that excellent products of this kind can be made without zillions.


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