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
Cecilia Roth had committed to star a theatre tour through Argentina when she got the offer from Pedro Almodóvar to star in the movie. Even though she felt awful for it, she ditched to play and fly to Spain to reunite with the director 11 years after their last collaboration. See more »
It is stated that the aircraft can't get permission for an emergency landing at any airport. The problem with this is twofold. First, it's hard to find a reason why no Spanish airport would allow an emergency landing of an aircraft with damaged landing gear (it would be somewhat reasonable in case of, say, an epidemic outbreak aboard the plane, but not in the case of a mechanical malfunction). Second, even if the Spanish authorities for some convoluted reason won't give the crew a permission to land, a flight from Madrid to Mexico City has enough fuel on board to reach literally hundreds of available airports throughout Europe, including some of the largest airports in the world (Heathrow, Amsterdam-Schiphol, Paris-CDG, Frankfurt or even Istanbul-Ataturk) perfectly prepared to deal with an A340 with mechanical problems. 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 »
Performed by / interpretada por Luiz Bonfá
Written by Galindo Galarza, Ramirez Burgos (Promotora Hispano Americana de Musica
Administered and authorized by Peermusic Espanola)
Por cortesia de Universal Music Spain S.L. See more »
Comedy bends with satire in an enjoyable way
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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