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On October 13, 1972, a young rugby team from Uruguay boarded a plane to Chile—and vanished into thin air. Two days before Christmas, 16 of the 45 passengers miraculously resurfaced. They managed to survive for 72 days on an Andean glacier. Thirty-five years later, they now return to the crash site.

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It is one of the most astonishing survival tales of all time, and this remarkable documentary, both horrific and inspiring, intimate and beautiful, does justice to a true story as riveting as any fiction. An official selection at Sundance, and hailed by critics as one of the best films of 2008.