“Society of the Snow” is based on the crash of the Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571 in 1972.

Netflix dropped the official trailer of the Spanish film “Society of the Snow.” It will represent Spain in the Oscars 2024. It’s a real story of a plane crash in 1972, where the Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571 crashed in the Andes Mountains. The flight also had 19 members of the rugby team of a Uruguayan club that was travelling to play a match in Santiago, Chile. On 12 October 1972, the flight departed from Montevideo, Uruguay, to Santiago, Chile. However, due to the storm in the Andes, the flight had to stop over in Mendoza, Argentina. The next day, the flight departed from Mendoza but crashed in the Andes Mountains. Since then, the survivors have battled it out for the next 72 days. Ultimately, 16 people were rescued out of 45. As a result, the incident was also known as the Miracle of the Andes.

The cast includes Enzo Vogrincic Roldán, Matías Recalt, Agustín Pardella, Tomas Wolf, Diego Vegezzi, Esteban Kukuriczka, Francisco Romero, Rafael Federman, Felipe González Otaño, Agustín Della Corte, Valentino Alonso, Simón Hempe, Fernando Contigiani García, Benjamín Segura and Rocco Posca. It’s directed by J.A. Bayona. The movie is based on a novel written by Pablo Vierci of the same name.

It was screened at the 80th Venice International Film Festival, where it was the closing film in the out-of-competition slot.

Society of the Snow will hit selected theatres in December and stream on Netflix on January 4. Watch the trailer below.

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