Abschied von den Wolken (1959)

Genres - Adventure  |   Sub-Genres - Adventure Drama, Ensemble Film  |   Run Time - 100 min.  |   Countries - West Germany  |  
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This is an unexceptional story of an attempted hijacking of a Latin American plane bound for Madrid. As the drama winds its way through the passengers and crew of the ill-fated aircraft, several subplots spring up like weeds after a shower. There is a love triangle between the pilot, a flight attendant, and the co-pilot, a disgruntled couple is trying to patch up their marriage by going on a second honeymoon, one young woman is very pregnant, two chess players have their own agenda, and another adventurer-type seems to just be hanging out. Meanwhile, there are a few political refugees on the plane who eventually decide they really do not want to go to Madrid after all -- and the trouble starts.

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aerial, barnstorming, blacklist, danger, flight, flying, redemption