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Stranded: I've Come from a Plane That Crashed on the Mountains (2007)

Unrated | | Documentary | 22 October 2008 (USA)
For the first time ever, survivors of the famous 1972 Andes plane crash tell in their own words their harrowing story of survival.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jose Algorta ...
Himself (as José Pedro Algorta)
Roberto Canessa ...
Alfredo Delgado ...
Daniel Fernandez ...
Himself (as Daniel Fernández)
Bobby François ...
Himself (as Roberto François)
Roy Harley ...
Jose Luis Inciarte ...
Himself (as José Luis Inciarte)
Alfredo Mangino ...
Himself (as Álvaro Mangino)
Javier Methol ...
Carlitos Paez ...
Himself (as Carlos Páez)
Nando Parrado ...
Himself (as Fernando Parrado)
Ramón Sabella ...
Adolfo Strauch ...
Eduardo Strauch ...
Antonio Vizintín ...


For the first time ever, survivors of the famous 1972 Andes plane crash tell in their own words their harrowing story of survival.

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Could you eat human flesh to survive?




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Release Date:

22 October 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Sociedade da Neve  »

Box Office

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$3,077 (USA) (24 October 2008)


$89,473 (USA) (6 March 2009)

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Did You Know?


Cinematographer César Charlone, a native of Montevideo, Uruguay, went to the same college as the survivors. He was supposed to be on the ill-fated flight 571 but, as luck would have it, could not reach Montevideo in time to catch it since he was traveling from Brazil. See more »


Referenced in Entrevista a un náufrago de los Andes (2008) See more »

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Touching DocuDrama of human survival.
23 January 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This is an excellent, respectful piece of work. It made me feel as if I were there and challenged my preconceptions of this story. It's much better than the film from 1993 "Alive" which tended to sensationalise. Do try to see it, you will be a better person for it.

Says the Telegraph: "They smelled of the grave," says a Chilean shepherd as he describes his first encounter with some of the survivors of the infamous 1972 plane crash in the Andes which hit the headlines with its tales of cannibalism. Gonzalo Arijón's dramatised documentary recalls the aftermath of a snowstorm that caused a plane carrying 45 members of a Uruguayan rugby team to crash in the appropriately named Valley of Tears. Sixteen of them survived by eating the dead, an "intimate communion" movingly recalled in the reminiscences of the survivors. It makes for a well-crafted, powerful film about human survival."

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