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Movie Info

This film, based on real-life events, follows Salomon August Andrée (Max von Sydow), a daring Swedish engineer who attempts to reach the North Pole via hot-air balloon. Joined by his loyal companions, Knut Fraenkel (Sverre Anker Ousdal) and Nils Strindberg (Göran Stangertz), Andrée departs from northern Norway in his balloon, but he and his partners don't make it far before complications ensue. Once the balloon crashes and the men are stranded on the ice, the expedition veers towards tragedy.

Cast & Crew

Max von Sydow
Salomon August Andrée
Göran Stangertz
Nils Strindberg
Eva von Hanno
Gurli Linder
Georg Oddner
Screenwriter
Ian Rakoff
Screenwriter
Klaus Rifbjerg
Screenwriter
Jan Troell
Screenwriter
Göran Setterberg
Executive Producer
Carl-Axel Dominique
Original Music
Hans-Erik Philip
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Critic Reviews for The Flight of the Eagle

All Critics (2) | Fresh (2)

  • As in Troell's earlier films The Emigrants and The New Land, we experience the new world along with the travelers. Despite the aeronauts' failings, we never lose our sense of connection with them.

    September 20, 2019 | Full Review…
  • Jan Troell's historical tale was nominated for the Best Foreign Language Oscar.

    August 9, 2011 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
  • As in Troell's earlier films The Emigrants and The New Land, we experience the new world along with the travelers. Despite the aeronauts' failings, we never lose our sense of connection with them.

    September 20, 2019 | Full Review…
  • Jan Troell's historical tale was nominated for the Best Foreign Language Oscar.

    August 9, 2011 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

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