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The tragedy of the Andes is an event that shook Latin America, and very soon we will be able to see it in the film ‘The Snow Society’.
They say that reality is stranger than fiction, because there are true stories so impressive that we are sure that not even Hollywood screenwriters would have thought of it. One of the clear examples of all this is The Snow Societythe new Netflix film based on a case that shocked Latin America a few decades ago.
It turns out that for quite some time now, the streaming giant partnered with filmmaker JA Bayona (which has been behind The orphanage and The impossible) to work on this film – which, by the way, will represent Spain at the 2024 Oscars – where They will tell us the terrible story of the accident of flight 571 of the Uruguayan Air Force.
The terrifying case of the tragedy of the Andes
For those who have no idea what we’re talking about, The Snow Society is based on the book of the same name by the writer Pablo Vierci, where he shows us the case of the Old Christians Club rugby team, which left on October 13, 1972 on a flight from Montevideo to play a match in Santiago, Chile. However, his plane (carrying 40 passengers and 5 crew) crashed in the Andes Mountains.
For just over two months, The survivors had to fight against frostbite, thirst and hunger, forcing them to resort to methods such as cannibalism to ensure their subsistence.. Definitely, a completely traumatic experience where they faced situations that tested them in every way.
Fortunately, thanks to the bravery of a couple of survivors who managed to walk without equipment to Chile, they were able to save those who were still alive. Finally On December 23 of that same year, 72 days after the accident, they rescued the last person, ending one of the most terrifying stories of all time..
Netflix released the trailer for ‘The Snow Society’
But back to the movie, The Snow Society premiered during the closing of the 2023 Venice International Film Festival, leaving quite positive comments. Particularly because of the spectacular photography and how faithful it is to real events. But now we have the official trailer and definitely, this film will move and impress you at the same time..
In the preview we see a little of the history of these survivors, from when they get very excited on the plane in Montevideo until their plane unfortunately crashes in the Andes. However, the most stressful and frightening thing of all is seeing the desperation and what they must do to make it out alive in the middle of one of the greatest natural places on the planet.
Although yes, What helped the people who were involved in the accident move forward was the unity and support that existed between them, despite going through a lot of adversity.. And that can definitely be seen in this look, but we already want to see the full movie.
Write the date on your calendars, because The Snow Society It will be released in some theaters in Latin America in December and will be officially in the Netflix catalog on January 4, 2024. But while we wait for the day to come to see this story on our screens, take a look at the impressive trailer below.