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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
Amazing mixture of real documentation, geniously played characters and fictional story lines. A national disaster with a lot of questions behind it, is now a lot clearer. Who's fault was it, that on this octoberday in 2001 the planes of the proud Swissair were grounded? The movie does not tell this in a final way, but leads you to an opinion, which could be new to the audience.
Very well played by swiss actors Hanspeter Müller-Drossaart (as Mario Corti) and Gilles Tschudi (as Marcel Ospel). A really intense experience, especially if you witnessed the happenings on October 2nd, 2001.
One of the revolutionary "new" Swiss Movies. And there are more to come. Watch out for Director Michael Steiner, who's "Mein Name ist Eugen" has become last years most successful swiss movie.
Go and watch it! You're gonna see things, you never expect....
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