“The film opens with a series of photographs of the Stella Maris College's Old Christians Rugby Team. An elder Carlitos Páez (John Malkovich) explains that the pictures were taken by his father and points out several members of the team, including himself as a young man (Bruce Ramsay), Álex Morales, Felipe Restano, Nando Parrado (Ethan Hawke) and Antonio Balbi (Vincent Spano). Carlitos then reflects on the accident in a brief monologue, speaking of heroism, the gravity of the situation, and of solitude and faith.
The story moves to the past as Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571 flies over the Andes in 1972. The raucous rugby players and a few of their relatives and friends are eagerly looking forward to the upcoming match in Chile. Nando's sister, Susana, praises the beauty of the m” read more