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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.

  1. Michael Steiner

    Director, Writer

  2. René Lüchinger


  3. Jürg Brändli


  4. Tobias Fueter


  5. Michael Sauter


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  1. László I. Kish

    László I. Kish

    Moritz Suter

  2. Michael Neuenschwander

    André Dosé

  3. Gilles Tschudi

    Gilles Tschudi

    Marcel Ospel

  4. Rainer Guldener

    Rainer Guldener

    Lukas Mühlemann

  5. Katharina von Bock

    Jacqualyn Fouse

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Grounding: The Last Days of Swissair
Grounding: The Last Days of Swissair


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Original Title Grounding: Die letzten Tage der Swissair

Status Released

Release Information

  • January 19, 2006


Original Language German

Runtime 2h 0m

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