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Erebus: Operation Overdue (2014)
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Erebus: Operation Overdue (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 70 min.
Story: On 28 November 1979, an Air New Zealand jet with 257 passengers went missing during a sightseeing tour over Antarctica. Within hours 11 ordinary police officers were called to duty to face the formidable Mount Erebus. As the police recovered the victims, an investigation team tried to uncover the mystery of how a jet could fly into a mountain in broad daylight. Did the airline have a secret it wanted to bury? This film tells the story of four New Zealand police officers who went to Antarctica as part of the police operation to recover the victims of the crash. Set in the beautiful yet hostile environment of Antarctica, this is the emotional and compelling true story of an extraordinary police operation.
Style: serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: survival, investigation, investigative, danger, heroic mission, dishonesty, escapades, uncover truth, forces of nature, archive footage, reenactment, aviation, mountain, heroes, conspiracy, interview, catastrophe
Time: 70s, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary
Place: antarctica, new zealand

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