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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

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

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5 October 2006 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I can not believe this film has been released with no English or English subtitles! I have been waiting for this film for over 6 months. I ordered the DVD some 5 months ago and at last I received it today However a note saying no English subtitles! Very disappointed hope they Change their mind. Such a long time to wait for this movie. This would assist others around the world understand what went on now for those of us like me who do not speak Swiss Italian German or read these languages I will never know what went on! It looks like Lufthansa is now going to be the global European airlines. Roomers are SAS is next. Not that is such a bad thing however the airline world is getting smaller and smaller (I was a former Ansett Australia pilot) need I say more as I do understand what it is like for an Airline of 60+ years to no longer exist


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