Stranded: I've Come from a Plane That Crashed on the Mountains
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Stranded: I Have Come From A Plane That Crashed On The Mountains

23 October 2008 1:00 PM, PDT | | See recent The AV Club news »

In 1972, a Uruguayan rugby team flying to a match in Chile crashed in the Andes, and spent over two grueling months surrounded by snow and their dying comrades. In order to survive the ordeal, they resorted to cannibalism. This is a well-known story, told in multiple feature films, books, and "Where are they now?" human-interest news items. It's no exaggeration to say that Gonzalo Arijon's Stranded: I Have Come From A Plane That Crashed On The Mountains is the definitive version. Arijon structures his film as a fairly typical "look back" documentary, with talking head interviews, archival footage, and surprisingly well-done re-enactments. Arijon doesn't use the re-enactments exploitatively, to create a sense of creeping dread or revulsion; he uses them to ground the viewer in the desolation. By the end of the film, the audience knows the layout of that plane wreckage and the ground around it as »

- Noel Murray

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