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Grounding - Die letzten Tage der Swissair (2006)

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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Michael Steiner
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hanspeter Müller Hanspeter Müller ... Mario Corti (as Hanspeter Müller Drossaart)
Gilles Tschudi ... Marcel Ospel
László I. Kish ... Moritz Suter
Rainer Guldener Rainer Guldener ... Lukas Mühlemann
Katharina von Bock Katharina von Bock ... Jacqualyn Fouse
Michael Neuenschwander ... André Dosé
Ueli Jäggi Ueli Jäggi ... Alberto Togni
Georg Scharegg ... Georges Schorderet
Walter Hess Walter Hess ... Kaspar Villiger
Niklaus Scheibli Niklaus Scheibli ... Peter Siegenthaler
Peter Jecklin Peter Jecklin ... Rico Prader
Helmut Förnbacher ... Paul Stucki
Andrea Bettini Andrea Bettini ... Christian Boomer
Daniel Rohr Daniel Rohr ... Manfred Brennwald
Pasquale Aleardi ... 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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Country:

Switzerland

Release Date:

19 January 2006 (Switzerland) See more »

Also Known As:

Grounding - Gli Ultimi Giorni di Swissair See more »

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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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An awful, manipulative pseudo documentary
23 December 2006 | by dementosSee all my reviews

The film makers managed to reduce the fascinating example of arrogant mismanagement to a manipulative, confusing wannabe tearjerker. There is an abundance of irrelevant, sappy characters. My favorite being the heroic stewardess, who saves the life of a passenger who has a heart attack - and all she keeps worrying about is that she may be neglecting her poor pubescent son.

The facts are totally distorted. The incompetent manager "Super Mario" is depicted as the altruistic hero, who only wants the best for all his poor employees. And the bankers, of course, are just greedy cold-hearted monsters.

All in all, extremely annoying.


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