The demise of airline Swissair in 2001 was a huge blow to Switzerland's economy and to the country's morale. It was a sad day for Swiss history when the airline's fleet was grounded on 2 ... See full summary »
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The demise of airline Swissair in 2001 was a huge blow to Switzerland's economy and to the country's morale. It was a sad day for Swiss history when the airline's fleet was grounded on 2 October 2001. "Grounding" is set during the last days of the doomed airline, and tells the story of manager Mario A. Corti's unhappy fate, the last, unlucky CEO at the traditional airline company, as well as of all those nameless people who lost almost everything in the maelstrom of Swissair's downfall: their job, home and their belief in Switzerland. Written by
GROUNDING shows the story from the great air flag of our country which became a nightmare and that didn't never have the chance to get the emergency exit.
I didn't see GROUNDING in the theaters because there were long rows so I forgot this movie until I heard from an ex Swissair stewardess that she watched it and she found it very dramatic with full of emotions. In fact it touched me very deeply too and I recommend it to everyone that like air planes movies.
The picture was well done and I never got bored from start to the end. All the actors did a great job here and the director succeeded to tell all in a very dramatic countdown. What I didn't like therefore was that the story has been set up with a good and a bad guy that doesn't match at all the real events that happened before the definitive catastrophe.
I was impressed when I saw the SWISSAIR headquarter of Balsberg near the airport of Zurich where I spent a banking workshop last year. I realize now how hot the situation really was there and all the economical fights the management had to affront in this building. I was pleased to watch the Gate Gourmet employee called Luigi Dini in the film that was my partner in this workshop. All in all I give a 7/10.
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