Náufragos: Vengo de un avión que cayó en las montañasNáufagos
Stranded: I’ve Come from a Plane That Crashed in the Mountains

Gonzalo Arijón
France, Documentary, 2008
126 min, 35mm, Color and Black and White
Spanish with English subtitles

On October 13, 1972, a young rugby team from Montevideo, Uruguay, boarded a plane for a match in Chile—and then vanished into thin air. Two days before Christmas, 16 of the 45 passengers miraculously resurfaced. Thirty-five years later, the survivors returned to the crash site—known as the Valley of Tears—to recount their harrowing story of defiant endurance and indestructible friendship. Previously documented in the 1973 worldwide bestseller Alive Náufagos(and the 1993 Ethan Hawke movie of the same name), this shocking true story finally gets the cinematic treatment it deserves. Visually breathtaking and crafted with riveting detail by documentary filmmaker Gonzalo Arijón with a masterful combination of on-location interviews, archival footage, and reenactments, Stranded is by turns hauntingly powerful and spiritually moving.



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Gonzalo Arijón was born in Montevideo, Uruguay in 1956, but has lived in France since 1979. Over the past 15 years, he has directed numerous documentaries, including Lula’s Brazil: Managing a Dream, Far Very Far from Rome, The Dark Side of Milosevic, Rio de Janeiro–A Vertical War, and For These Eyes, which won numerous awards at international film festivals. Arijón is a childhood friend of many of the young men featured in Stranded.

naufragos_pProducer: Marc Silvera
Screenwriter: Gonzalo Arijón
Cinematographer: César Charlone, Pablo Hernán Zubizarreta
Editor: Claudio Hughes, Samuel Lajus, Alice Larry
Music: Florencia Di Concilio-Perrin