Miracles Still Happen

  • 1974
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Drama

A fascinating true story, undermined by lackluster filmmaking. In 1971, 17-year-old Juliane Koepcke survived the crash of a LANSA (Lineas Aereas Nacionales Airlines) flight over the Peruvian Amazon. Though injured, Koepcke was well enough to walk and her parents — her father was a zoologist and her mother an ornithologist who died during the crash —...read more

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A fascinating true story, undermined by lackluster filmmaking. In 1971, 17-year-old Juliane Koepcke survived the crash of a LANSA (Lineas Aereas Nacionales Airlines) flight over the Peruvian Amazon. Though injured, Koepcke was well enough to walk and her parents — her father was a zoologist and her mother an ornithologist who died during the crash — had instructed her in jungle survival techniques. Underdressed and traumatized, Koepcke nevertheless kept her wits about her and followed a stream down river until, nine days later, it took her to a logging camp. English actress Susan Penhaligon plays Koepcke in this obscure, Italian-made film that faithfully chronicles her ordeal by insects, heat and hunger.

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  • Released: 1974
  • Rating: NR
  • Review: A fascinating true story, undermined by lackluster filmmaking. In 1971, 17-year-old Juliane Koepcke survived the crash of a LANSA (Lineas Aereas Nacionales Airlines) flight over the Peruvian Amazon. Though injured, Koepcke was well enough to walk and her p… (more)

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