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Grounding - The Last Days of Swissair (2006)

Grounding - Die letzten Tage der Swissair (original title)
The demise of airline Swissair in 2001 was a huge blow to Switzerland's economy and to the country's morale. It was a sad day for Swiss history when the airline's fleet was grounded on 2 ... See full summary »

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Michael Steiner
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hanspeter Müller Hanspeter Müller ... Mario Corti (as Hanspeter Müller Drossaart)
Gilles Tschudi ... Marcel Ospel
László I. Kish ... Moritz Suter
Rainer Guldener Rainer Guldener ... Lukas Mühlemann
Katharina von Bock Katharina von Bock ... Jacqualyn Fouse
Michael Neuenschwander ... André Dosé
Ueli Jäggi Ueli Jäggi ... Alberto Togni
Georg Scharegg ... Georges Schorderet
Walter Hess Walter Hess ... Kaspar Villiger
Niklaus Scheibli Niklaus Scheibli ... Peter Siegenthaler
Peter Jecklin Peter Jecklin ... Rico Prader
Helmut Förnbacher ... Paul Stucki
Andrea Bettini Andrea Bettini ... Christian Boomer
Daniel Rohr Daniel Rohr ... Manfred Brennwald
Pasquale Aleardi ... Peter Landolt
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The demise of airline Swissair in 2001 was a huge blow to Switzerland's economy and to the country's morale. It was a sad day for Swiss history when the airline's fleet was grounded on 2 October 2001. "Grounding" is set during the last days of the doomed airline, and tells the story of manager Mario A. Corti's unhappy fate, the last, unlucky CEO at the traditional airline company, as well as of all those nameless people who lost almost everything in the maelstrom of Swissair's downfall: their job, home and their belief in Switzerland. Written by swissfilms.ch

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airline | swissair | bankruptcy | See All (3) »

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Country:

Switzerland

Release Date:

19 January 2006 (Switzerland) See more »

Also Known As:

Grounding - Gli Ultimi Giorni di Swissair See more »

Filming Locations:

France See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,624,306
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The film plays in 2001, however several characters drive Volkswagen Phaeton limos, which were not sold until 2002. See more »

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Better than expected
15 February 2007 | by Globo436See all my reviews

Fascinating look at the events leading up to the grounding of Swissair in October 2001. The first part of the film is a documentary with the real people, then the story starts with actors. It makes the grounding personal by interweaving the impact on a family where both parents work for the airline. It is convincing, but friends in Switzerland tell me the film angers them because they feel the grounding could have been avoided. The problem here for American viewers is the film is presented in German (or French and Italian, the languages of the country) and with subtitles in the same. No English option. Perhaps if it is distributed in the US they'll add an English track or titles.


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