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by Michael Steiner, Tobias Fueter


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.

international title: Grounding - The Last Days of Swissair
original title: Grounding - Die letzten Tage der Swissair
country: Switzerland
sales agent: C-Films
year: 2004
genre: docu-fiction
directed by: Michael Steiner, Tobias Fueter
film run: 100'
release date: CH 19/01/2006
screenplay: Jürg Brändli, Michael Sauter
cast: Hanspeter Müller, Gilles Tschudi, Rainer Guldener, Jürg Löw, Stephan Bürgi, Georg Scharegg
cinematography by: Filip Zumbrunn
film editing: Tobias Fueter
art director: Andi Schrämli
music: Adrian Frutiger
production: C-Films, SRF - Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen, La Petite Entreprise
distributor: Filmcoopi
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