Thirty-five years on, the story of the flight 571 crash in the Andes has not lost impact. The 45 passengers on board - mostly players of a Uruguayan rugby team -were en route to Chile to spend the week-end. A snow storm on the way turned their journey into a prolonged endurance test to freezing temperatures and hunger for 72 consecutive days. They were also forced to make a life or death decision to eat their dead friends in order to survive. As an old friend of the survivors, director Gonzalo Arijon convinced the group to visit the scene of the crash with their families and reenact their ordeal in a series of restaged sequences. The film's photography was shot by the Uruguayan cinematographer living in Brazil, César Charlone (an Oscar nominee for "City of God").
C: CESAR CHARLONE | SM: GEORGES LAFFITE | S: stereo | E: CLAUDIO HUGHES, SAMUEL LAJUS, ALICE LARRY | M: FLORENCIA DI CONCILIO-PERRIN | SE: FABIAN OLIVER, CHRISTOPHER DE PINHO | P: MARC SILVERA | EP: MOROCHA FILMS, UNO FILMS, PAROX | PC: ETHAN PRODUCTIONS |
S: Script - A: Animation - C: Cinematographer - Ca: Camera - SM: Sound Mixer - S: Sound - E: Editing - M: Music - SE: Sound Editor - P: Producer - EP: Executive Producer - PC: Production Company