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The Flight of the Eagle (1982)
"Ingenjör Andrées luftfärd" (original title)

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The Swedish 19th century engineer S. A. Andrée sets out to become the first man on the north pole. His idea is to launch a polar expedition using a hydrogen balloon, together with two ... See full summary »

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Sverre Anker Ousdal ...
Knut Fraenkel
Göran Stangertz ...
Nils Strindberg
Eva von Hanno ...
Gurli Linder
Charlotta Larsson ...
Anna Charlier (as Lotta Larsson)
Clément Harari ...
Lachambre
Cornelis Vreeswijk ...
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Jan-Olof Strandberg ...
Nils Ekholm
Henric Holmberg ...
Svedenborg
Mimi Pollak ...
Mina Andree
Siv Ericks ...
Mrs. Assarsson
Ulla Sjöblom ...
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Knut Husebø ...
Peter Schildt ...
Andrée's clerk
Ingvar Kjellson ...
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The Swedish 19th century engineer S. A. Andrée sets out to become the first man on the north pole. His idea is to launch a polar expedition using a hydrogen balloon, together with two friends. The balloon, "The Eagle", takes off from Svalbard in 1897, but the three men are not heard of again. Written by Tommy Sjöblom <embrace@alfaskop.net>

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En film av Jan Troell fritt efter Per Olof Sundmans roman.


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SEK 2,789,314 (Sweden)
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one of the two most extraordinary movies of Man's relationship to "space (area)."
5 December 1999 | by (Norther Virginia, U.S.) – See all my reviews

Seen in America as "The Flight of the Eagle," this is one of the two most extraordinary movies of Man's relationship to "space (area)." Where "Das Boot" best captured a world of confined spaces, this movie dramatically arrests the viewer in an terrifying environment of "too much space." Beginning as a beautiful period-piece, this story follows our three adventurers as they pitch and win the argument, to be the first humans to reach the North Pole. As an accomplished balloonist, Max Von Sydow as the real life Swedish Engineer, S. A. Andrée, meets and collects two hardy companions and embarks the `great adventure' via what else ? …a balloon! The film brilliantly captures the three travelers' descent from excitement into stark realization that `blueprints' do not always describe reality. The remainder of the film which runs about 3 hours, is an incredible story of how intellect, will always be limited against the harsh reality of God. Tremendous performances by Von Sydow and company, and significantly inter-cut with actual photos from the expedition, this movie won the Oscar for Best Foreign Film. One of the most psychologically-terrifying, emotional films (and a true story), this is a must see for fans of great film-making.

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