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The first story in the Oscar-nominated film Wild Tales bears an unfortunate resemblance to the Germanwings crash

The first story in the Oscar-nominated film Wild Tales bears an unfortunate resemblance to the Germanwings crash

The first story in the Oscar-nominated film Wild Tales bears an unfortunate resemblance to the Germanwings crash

A film in which a pilot deliberately crashes a plane full of passengers has been released just days after Andreas Lubitz flew an Airbus plane into the French Alps, killing all on board.

Film fans have tweeted the uncanny similarity to those events as shown in Wild Tales, an Argentinian black comedy co-produced by Pedro Almodóvar and nominated for the Foreign Language Oscar at this year's Academy Awards.

The film, which was released in the UK on Friday, comprises six stories about revenge, the first featuring a man gathering passengers together on a flight that he believes to have wronged him. Once they realise their connection, he locks himself in the cockpit and crashes the plane into his parents' house.

Unsurprisingly, the film's distributor, Artificial Eye, has focused its marketing strategy on the film's good reviews, however cinemagoers expressed concern over the coincidence.

"If you saw the Argentine movie Wild Tales, the opening story would be harder to watch post #Germanwings," tweeted Chris Steller.

Some of those who had already seen the film wondered whether it had an effect on Lubitz's actions.

The film, which was also nominated for the Palm d'Or at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, has been largely well-received by critics and audiences. Stuart Everitt wrote: "Not suitable viewing for anyone affected by last week's air crash, but the auditorium took it well on opening night."

Telegraph.co.uk