Stranded: I Have Come from a Plane That Crashed on the Mountains (2008)
Critic Consensus: Stranded is a thoroughly uplifting account of the well-known tragedy, with touching testimony from remaining survivors.
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Critic Reviews for Stranded: I Have Come from a Plane That Crashed on the Mountains
Stranded is remarkable documentary filmmaking, unflinching and full of unlikely grace.
A tale of horror, heroism, unimaginable physical challenges, and, yes, cannibalism, Stranded offers the kind of real-life drama that can't help but bring up notions of God, fate, and nature's imposing will.
Stranded is a magnificent achievement: a true nonfiction epic that makes its predecessors seem puny. What were the Academy Awards voters thinking when they recently rejected it from this year's documentary competition?
Can you call a movie 'feel-good' if it includes an aviation disaster, a deadly avalanche, and human cannibalism? That's the paradox of the grueling yet ultimately exhilarating Stranded.
Audience Reviews for Stranded: I Have Come from a Plane That Crashed on the Mountains
A deeply spiritual film. The discussion around the new society that developed among them--to help them survive 72 days--was profound.
Excellent! One of the best documentaries I've seen. This is a moving documentary about the power of survival but also about the strength that comes from people who learn to live outside the norms of civilization. The story is told by the survivors themselves. It was heartwrenching to watch and it was told so eloquently that its impossible not to feel at least to a degree what these survivors went through. Amazing how they were able to survive 72 days in the cold Andes with almost no food or medicine.
The documentary "Stranded: I Have Come From a Plane That Crashed on the Mountains" recounts in gripping detail the 1972 ordeal suffered by a group of Uruguayan rugby players whose airplane crashed in the Andes. Seventy-two days later, 16 survivors came home, having endured injuries, life-threatening cold, starvation, avalanches and unspeakable emotional and physical hardship. Their remarkable story was the subject of the 1974 book "Alive," which was later turned into a fictionalized movie. But here the survivors themselves finally appear on camera to recount and in large part relive their tale, a harrowing story of courage and spiritual transcendence. Their talking-head interviews are punctuated by reenactments, a few ghostly photographs they took during their time in the mountains and footage of their return to the site of the crash two years ago, with family members in tow. Filmmaker Gonzalo Arijon treats the men's story with compassion and sensitivity, especially regarding the cannibalism to which they resorted in order to survive -- a topic of sensationalized media coverage at the time. "Stranded" combines the derring-do of classic adventure tales with far more serious issues of moral agency. And it serves as a haunting reminder to seek joy and beauty, even in the depths of despair.
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