Alive

Revealing mistake: At the beginning of the "Day 50" scene, there is a shot of the "human" meat thawing - in the top right of the screen, a pig snout is visible. (01:13:00)

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Revealing mistake: When Roy digs out Antonio in the snow, you see his mouth move although he's dead.

amycamille1975

Continuity mistake: After 70 days in the Andes, Nando has not grown a beard. Two days later, when they come with the choppers, he's managed to grow quite a nice one.

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Suggested correction: It's possible that Nando continued shaving (offscreen) while they were living at the plane, but gave it up (or left his razor behind) during the trek out of the mountains. In real life, some of the survivors did shave while in the mountains.

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Trivia: John Malkovich is never credited for his appearance as older Carlitos in the beginning and end of the film.

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Question: I'm curious as to why Paéz is the narrator in the beginning and end of the film, when the movie focuses mainly on Canessa and Parrada as main characters. Almost all of the boys are alive today, and even if they weren't it is not Páez himself who is being interviewed but John Malcovich as Páez. So I'm still curious as to why they chose Páez instead of Parrado or Canessa, as they are both alive today.

Answer: Keeping in mind that some parts of the audience were not familiar with the details of this story, using Paez as the narrator retains some of the suspense of Canessa and Parredo's journey across the Andes. If the audience is not told at the start that they survive, at least some viewers may have considered that one of them may die during their trek to civilization.

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