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Updated December 17th, 2023 at 09:42 IST

Society of the Snow OTT release: When and where to watch the portrayal of the 1972 Andes plane crash

Society of the Snow, the cinematic portrayal of the tragic 1972 Andes plane crash, has emerged as a powerful rendition of survival and resilience.

Society of the Snow
Society of the Snow | Image:IMDb
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Society of the Snow, the cinematic portrayal of the tragic 1972 Andes plane crash, has emerged as a powerful rendition of survival and resilience. Adapted from Pablo Vierci's eponymous novel and The Miracle of the Andes, this film stands as a  tribute to the enduring spirit of humanity. Recently, the makers of the film announced that Society of the Snow will be making its debut on digital platforms in 2024. Helmed by acclaimed Spanish filmmaker J.A. Bayona, the film maintains its cultural authenticity by starring an ensemble cast of Uruguayans and Argentinians. The inclusion of real survivors from the crash ensures an accurate and deeply authentic narrative.

A still from Society of the Snow | Image: IMDb

 

When and where to watch Society of the Snow?

Currently gracing screens in selected theatres across Spain and the US, Society of the Snow is set to captivate UK audiences from December 22, 2023. For global viewers, an OTT release on Netflix is scheduled for January 4, 2024. The recently released trailer has already stirred anticipation among audiences worldwide.

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What is the storyline of Society of the Snow?

The film, narrated through the perspective of survivor Numa Turcatti, chronicles the harrowing events of October 13, 1972. Flight 571, carrying the Old Christians amateur rugby team and their relatives, met a tragic fate in the Andes due to adverse weather conditions and technical issues.

A still from Society of the Snow | Image: IMDb

 

Initially, 33 out of the 40 passengers survived the crash, battling the ruthless elements and dwindling resources. With no rescue in sight, the survivors faced the grim reality of the treacherous terrain, leading them to form a society, governed by democratic principles, to endure the ordeal.

Struggling against dwindling provisions and extreme conditions, the survivors made the unimaginable choice of resorting to cannibalism, a decision depicted with profound sensitivity and humanity. After 72 grueling days, a daring attempt led to the rescue of the remaining 16 survivors.

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Society of the Snow has garnered acclaim, being Spain's official entry for the non-English Best Feature film at the Oscars and a contender for Best Picture at the Golden Globes. 
 

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Published December 17th, 2023 at 09:42 IST

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