Germanwings Crash Prompts U.K. Cinemas to Add Disclaimer About 'Wild Tales' Plot
The Argentinean portmanteau film includes a story line in which a man purposefully crashes a plane.
The Pedro Almodovar-produced Argentinean portmanteau – which was nominated for an Oscar at the last Academy Awards – features a story line in which a character purposefully crashes a plane full of people he deems to have wronged him. The investigation into the Germanwings crash has found that co-pilot Andreas Lubitz locked himself in the cockpit and deliberately steered the plane into the French Alps, resulting in 150 deaths.
In response, the Curzon film chain is now offering a disclaimer on its website, warning viewers of the similarities.
"Following the Germanwings flight incident on Tuesday 24th March, please be aware that Wild Tales features a sequence that some customers might find disturbing,” it states.
Meanwhile, the British Film Institute, which is also screening the film, has added this note: "Wild Tales is a work of fiction, and any similarities with real events is an unintentional and regrettable coincidence."