Stranded: I've Come From a Plane That Crashed on the Mountains | Chicago Reader

Stranded: I've Come From a Plane That Crashed on the Mountains

A haunting tale of suffering and survival, this French documentary revisits the 1972 plane crash in the Andes that killed more than a third of the plane's 45 passengers and left the living with no other recourse but to eat the dead. Director Gonzalo Arijon interviews nine of the survivors, illustrating their testimony with silent reenactments, and even brings some of them back to the crash site to relive their ordeal. Their recollections are so vivid and honest that one understands how the world beyond their desolate mountain peak might fade away, leaving only the hard facts of life and death. Despite all the horror and anguish, the film ends on a note of serene acceptance, deep gratitude toward the dead, and wonder at the unlikely miracle of life. In Spanish with subtitles. 126 min.

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