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The Red Tent (1969)

Krasnaya palatka (original title)
Torn by personal guilt Italian General Umberto Nobile reminisces about his 1928 failed Arctic expedition aboard the airship Italia.

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(as Mickail K. Kalatozov)

Writers:

(as Richard L. Adams), | 2 more credits »
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Cast

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Biagi
Luigi Vannucchi ...
Zappi
Eduard Martsevich ...
Malmgren (as Edward Marzevic)
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Viglieri (as Boris Kmelnizki)
Yuriy Solomin ...
Troiani (as Juri Solomin)
Yuriy Vizbor ...
Behounek (as Juri Vizbor)
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Mariano
Otar Koberidze ...
Cecioni
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Lundborg (as Hardy Kruger)
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Romagna
Grigoriy Gay ...
Samoilovich (as Grigori Gaj)
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Chuknovsky
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Storyline

The commander of a failed 1928 Arctic airship expedition is remembering the events of the "Italia" airship flight, crash and subsequent rescue efforts. The "ghosts" of people involved in the events appear in his memories to assist him in determining his guilt in the affair. The reminiscences are mixed with the real action: the flight of the "Italia", the air rescue operation from Kings Bay airfield, the expedition of the "Krassin" ice-breaker. A sort of human touch is added by the ever beautiful C.C. playing Malmgren's girlfriend. Written by E. Kocourek <e_kocourek@yahoo.com>

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Forget everything you've ever heard about heroes. Now there is "The Red Tent."

Genres:

Adventure | Drama

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

23 December 1969 (Italy)  »

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The Red Tent  »

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Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)
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(International)

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(70 mm prints)| (35 mm prints)

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.20 : 1
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Trivia

The script, based on Yuri Nagibin's novel of the same title, was adapted by Yuri Nagibin and Mikhail Kalatozov. Due to a series of conflicts with the producer, who insisted on expanding the role of his then wife Claudia Cardinale, Nagibin couldn't complete the script and it was completed by De Concini and Bolt. See more »

Quotes

Gen. Umberto Nobile: What would you do?
Roald Amundsen: Forgive myself... and sleep. Sleep, my friend. That's the proper thing. And dream.
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Crazy Credits

Some of the material for the Russian version listed the Scottish actor who plays Amundsen as "Sh. Konneri." See more »

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Fantastic movie
1 December 2012 | by See all my reviews

Wow. After a fortnight of seeing movies that were mostly interesting but a little disappointing (Skyfall, Looper, Sahara, The Cabin in the Woods) I was fortunate enough to come across The Red Tent.

And what a refreshing change.

A good range of character actors, each allowed enough screen time for us to understand who they are and what they mean.

Real special effects, not CGI. OK, some of the ice breaking scenes may be from stock footage but they clearly show real activity.

And the style of the movie is made interesting by the combination of English speaking actors in an Italian-Russian co-production.

I found myself captivated by the story telling and wanting, now, to find more like it. Unfortunately the IMDb "People who like this also liked" feature doesn't seem to be working here.

Probably more of a guys movie than a general interest movie. The issues raised are something every man will be able to relate to.


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