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The Forbidden Quest (1993)

1941: in Ireland, a film maker hears of an aged ship's carpenter who knows the fate of the Hollandia, a Norse ship that set sail in 1905 and vanished. The old salt has canisters of film to ... See full summary »

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Peter Delpeut

Writer:

Peter Delpeut
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Cast

Credited cast:
Joseph O'Conor ... J.C. Sullivan
Roy Ward Roy Ward ... Interviewer
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1941: in Ireland, a film maker hears of an aged ship's carpenter who knows the fate of the Hollandia, a Norse ship that set sail in 1905 and vanished. The old salt has canisters of film to prove his tale. We see the footage as he narrates. They sail south in June, 1905, with scores of Siberian huskies aboard, meeting no living soul, the crew ignorant of the trip's purpose, until they reach Antarctica. A mysterious Italian paces the deck; a polar bear appears, and the Italian, possessed, hunts it down. That night, the boatswain explains to the crew how an Arctic bear could be at the South Pole and why the Hollandia has come. Visitors arrive, and the Gothic tale plays out. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Adventure

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The film takes place in 1941. See more »

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Features Med 'Maud' over Polhavet (1926) See more »

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A unique movie that uses real silent film footage to tell a fascinating, fictional morality tale.
29 May 1999 | by CujoKeySee all my reviews

A unique movie that uses real silent film footage to tell a fascinating, fictional morality tale. I can't think of another movie like it. Scenes from turn-of-the-century films of polar expeditions are spliced together to illustrate the story of an ill-fated voyage to Antarctica. The story is narrated by an old man who claims to be the only survivor of the expedition (played by an actor whose narration was filmed in black and white and intercut into the silent film footage). Well worth seeing.


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Country:

Netherlands

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 April 1993 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Die verbotene Frage See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,496, 9 January 1994

Gross USA:

$20,468
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Ariel Film See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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