The Red Tent

1971

The Red Tent (1971)

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The true story of a tragic 1928 arctic expedition provides the basis for this adventure drama that was a joint Italian and Russian co-production. Peter Finch stars as General Umberto Nobile, who is visited in Rome by the ghosts of those whose lives were taken in his ill-fated mission forty years earlier. In flashback, Nobile recalls the attempt to cross the North Pole by flying dirigible, the Italia. When the airship crashes, Nobile and his crew are scattered across the ice, left to struggle against the freezing cold elements and local polar bears, among other hazards. In an effort to save the expedition, the great explorer Roald Amundsen (Sean Connery), the first man to reach the South Pole, is dispatched to rescue Nobile. When Amundsen disappears (never to be heard from again), an icebreaker is launched to bring national hero Nobile home, but at the expense of his crewmates. Although The Red Tent (1971) was considered a costly box office failure, the film did win a Golden Globe for Best English Language Foreign Film.

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Peter Finch
as Gen. Umberto Nobile
Sean Connery
as Roald Amundsen
Claudia Cardinale
as Nurse Valeria
Luigi Vannucchi
as Captain Zappi
Yuri Solomin
as Troiani
Massimo Girotti
as Rescue Coordinator
Grigoriy Gay
as Icebreaker Captain
Nikita Mikhalkov
as Icebreaker Pilot
Nikolai Ivanov
as Amateur Radioman
Yuri Vizbor
as Behounek
Edward Marzevic
as Finn Malmgren, Meteorologist
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The northern climate provides the existential atmosphere appropriate to the material, and the score by Morricone underlines these conditions.

Aug 29, 2006 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

An unusual and rich blend of epic film and memory play.

Aug 30, 2005 | Rating: 3/4

Spare the art. Give me the adventure.

Aug 16, 2005 | Rating: 3.5/5

There's no sure way to know the outcome

Jan 1, 2000

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