7.1/10
424
1 user 2 critic

The Flight of the Eagle (1982)

Ingenjör Andrées luftfärd (original title)
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 »

Director:

Reviews
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Emigrants (1971)
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

In the middle of the 19th century, Kristina and Karl-Oskar live in a small rural village in Smaaland (southern Sweden). They get married and try to make a living on a small spot of land. ... See full summary »

Director: Jan Troell
Stars: Max von Sydow, Liv Ullmann, Eddie Axberg
Hamsun (1996)
Biography | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Norwegian Nobel Laureate Knut Hamsun's controversial support for the Nazi regime during WW2 and its consequences for the Hamsun family after the war.

Director: Jan Troell
Stars: Max von Sydow, Ghita Nørby, Anette Hoff
Bang! (1977)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Magnus is divorced and has an affair with an art teacher at the school where he works. When he thinks she's pregnant, he is worried because he is in love with another woman.

Director: Jan Troell
Stars: Susan Hampshire, Alf Hellberg, Kristina Kamnert-Suneson
Biography | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Inspired by real-life Elsa Andersson, this mostly fictional movie tells the story of her upbringing as a farmer's daughter, in the early 1900s, who dreams of getting away from the farm and becoming an aviatrix.

Director: Jan Troell
Stars: Amanda Ooms, Rikard Wolff, Björn Granath
Il capitano (1991)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

The film is based on a true occurrence in Sweden in 1988. A Finish couple murdered a young boy and his parents when they prevented the theft of the son's bicycle. The film tries to describe... See full summary »

Director: Jan Troell
Stars: Antti Reini, Maria Heiskanen, Berto Marklund
Hurricane (1979)
Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

The desperate love affair between a young Samoan chief and an American painter, against the will of her father. Amid this man-made tension comes a hurricane so devastating, the lives of the lovers and the entire island are imperiled.

Director: Jan Troell
Stars: Jason Robards, Mia Farrow, Max von Sydow
Ole dole doff (1968)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A weak and tormented teacher is pushed to the limit by his obnoxious students.

Director: Jan Troell
Stars: Per Oscarsson, Ann-Marie Gyllenspetz, Kerstin Tidelius
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A story based on the life of journalist Torgny Segerstedt, who alerted the Swedish public to the threat of Fascism in the 1930s.

Director: Jan Troell
Stars: Jesper Christensen, Pernilla August, Ulla Skoog
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A working class teenager comes of age in 1910s rural Sweden, moving from job to job and meeting a variety of individuals who gradually shape his future.

Director: Jan Troell
Stars: Eddie Axberg, Gudrun Brost, Ulla Akselson
Zandy's Bride (1974)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Zandy Allan purchases a mail-order bride, Hannah Lund. He treats her as a possession, without respect or humanity, until their shared ordeal as they struggle to survive develops in him a ... See full summary »

Director: Jan Troell
Stars: Gene Hackman, Liv Ullmann, Eileen Heckart
The New Land (1972)
Drama | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

The life of an immigrant family from Sweden in the Minnesota's forests, during mid 19th century

Director: Jan Troell
Stars: Max von Sydow, Liv Ullmann, Eddie Axberg
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A man gets fired from his cooshie government job. He thinks its the end of the world but slowly finds things to live for. Nominated for Oscar in the foreign language movie category.

Director: Yuli Raizman
Stars: Mikhail Ulyanov, Iya Savvina, Irina Gubanova
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Sverre Anker Ousdal ...
Göran Stangertz ...
Eva von Hanno ...
Charlotta Larsson ...
Anna (as Lotta Larsson)
Clément Harari ...
Lachambre
Cornelis Vreeswijk ...
Lundström
Jan-Olof Strandberg ...
Nils Ekholm
Henric Holmberg ...
Svedenborg
Mimi Pollak ...
Mina Andrée
Siv Ericks ...
Mrs. Assarsson
Ulla Sjöblom ...
Andrée's Sister
Knut Husebø ...
Peter Schildt ...
Andrée's Clerk
Ingvar Kjellson ...
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

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


Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

| |

Language:

| |

Release Date:

26 August 1982 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

The Flight of the Eagle  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Fujicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The lift-off of the balloon is the most large-scale exterior shoot ever in Swedish cinematography. See more »

Connections

Featured in En frusen dröm (1997) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

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.

Cheers.


28 of 32 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Due for DVD release? Fredda
How can the WA score be 6.4 when everybody votes 7 ??? jonasjobbar
Discuss The Flight of the Eagle (1982) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?