Zeitgeist gets 'Stranded'

Documentary about survivors of a plane crash

NEW YORK -- Zeitgeist Films has gobbled up U.S. theatrical and home video rights to Gonzalo Arijon's cannibalism docu "Stranded: I've Come From a Plane That Crashed in the Mountains."

The Spanish-language film features interviews with Uruguayan rugby players who survived an October 1972 plane crash by eating their deceased teammates. Arijon, a childhood friend of the survivors, travels with several of them back to the site of the crash.

"Stranded" was an official entry in the 2008 Sundance world docu competition. The story was the basis for Frank Marshall's 1993 drama "Alive."

The distributor plans an Oct. 22 New York release, followed by a national rollout. Zeitgeist's Emily Russo negotiated the deal with Arte's Emmanuelle Erbsmann.