When it appears as though the end is in sight, the pilots, flight crew, and passengers of a plane heading to Mexico City look to forget the anguish of the moment and face the greatest danger, which we carry within ourselves.
A technical failure has endangered the lives of the people on board Peninsula Flight 2549. The pilots are striving, along with their colleagues in the Control Center, to find a solution. The flight attendants and the chief steward are atypical, baroque characters who, in the face of danger, try to forget their own personal problems and devote themselves body and soul to the task of making the flight as enjoyable as possible for the passengers, while they wait for a solution. Life in the clouds is as complicated as it is at ground level, and for the same reasons, which could be summarized in two: sex and death.Written by
As usual in most of Pedro Almodóvar's movies, there is a small role for Agustín Almodóvar, his brother and producer of the film, who plays a tower controller at the landing airport at the end of the movie. See more »
When the lady in the black shirt is about to jump off the bridge, she receives a call and answers the phone. She keeps talking, but the screen is on "home", showing the menu items which means that the phone is not receiving a call. See more »
at approx 6 minutes, the words UNA HORA Y MEDIA DESPUÉS seem to come out of the airplane's exhaust, as the plane flies across the screen. See more »
A plane malfunctions and faced with possible imminent death, pilots, crew and passengers reveal their innermost secrets.
After having tranquilised the passengers of the economy class, crew members only have to deal with the few business class passengers and their eccentricities but it is the very gay cabin crew that are called to the rescue.
Unusual due to it s overly camp overtones, this one is a little gem. It is not often we face the inevitable with such fresh humour and intelligent satire. When close to dying it seems we do not care about having our innermost secrets revealed and Almodovar infuses humour with realism, in a masterly way as we have come to expect from him.
Much as I can see why some have rushed to label this as too overdone, I would disagree and it clearly showed that a heterosexual viewer can both enjoy and appreciate a mucho camp romp.
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