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Grounding - The Last Days of Swissair (2006)

Grounding - Die letzten Tage der Swissair (original title)
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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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 movie is set between September 2001 and 3 October 2001 but there are TFT screens equipped with the TCO '03 logo and computers with Windows XP (released the 25 October 2001) See more »

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Better than expected
15 February 2007 | by (Dallas, Texas) – See all my reviews

Fascinating look at the events leading up to the grounding of Swissair in October 2001. The first part of the film is a documentary with the real people, then the story starts with actors. It makes the grounding personal by interweaving the impact on a family where both parents work for the airline. It is convincing, but friends in Switzerland tell me the film angers them because they feel the grounding could have been avoided. The problem here for American viewers is the film is presented in German (or French and Italian, the languages of the country) and with subtitles in the same. No English option. Perhaps if it is distributed in the US they'll add an English track or titles.


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