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Grounding - Die letzten Tage der Swissair (2006)

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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Hanspeter Müller ...
Mario Corti (as Hanspeter Müller Drossaart)
Gilles Tschudi ...
Marcel Ospel
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Moritz Suter
Rainer Guldener ...
Lukas Mühlemann
Katharina von Bock ...
Jacqualyn Fouse
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André Dosé
Ueli Jäggi ...
Alberto Togni
Georg Scharegg ...
Georges Schorderet
Walter Hess ...
Kaspar Villiger
Niklaus Scheibli ...
Peter Siegenthaler
Peter Jecklin ...
Rico Prader
Helmut Förnbacher ...
Paul Stucki
Andrea Bettini ...
Christian Boomer
Daniel Rohr ...
Manfred Brennwald
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Peter Landolt
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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 swissfilms.ch

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19 January 2006 (Switzerland)  »

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Grounding - Gli Ultimi Giorni di Swissair  »

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The film plays in 2001, however several characters drive Volkswagen Phaeton limos, which were not sold until 2002. See more »

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Excellent movie with valuable corporate lesson
11 February 2006 | by (Switzerland) – See all my reviews

As stated in the Financial Times, this fast paced movie is an excellent lesson for companies. A MUST SEE for all Swiss and Germans and all former frequent flyers of Swissair.

Great casting (for those who know the real-life protagonists), convincing acting and script (although schmaltzy at times) and thrilling from start to end with a mix of news coverage documentation and movie. The simplification of the characters is permissible as are some of the lapses, like showing car models that didn't exist at the time.

I hope the movie gets some international attention and will be synchronized in English (swissgerman in the original) or at least get subtitles.


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