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Society of the Snow–The Taste of Friendship

Society of the Snow is  a riveting Spanish film nominated this year for an  Academy Award as best foreign film.  The opening scenes feature a team of young rugby players  ready to board an Uruguayan flight to compete in an international competition in Chile.  All hyped up, testosterone driven to realize their  team’s rise to international stardom, the team’s plane crashes into  one of the remotest parts of the Andes and into the most hostile terrain imaginable.  Society of the Snow is  based upon  the 1972 Andes plane crash that is the Donner Pass equivalent of a brutally...

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