The Flight of the Eagle

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The Flight of the Eagle

sweden hot air balloon biography north pole explorer polar exploration 19th century

The Flight of the Eagle

Release Date: August 26, 1982

Year    :   1982
Slogan    :   «»
Genres    :   Drama, Documentary, Adventure
Production Companies    :   Svenska Filminstitutet, Bold Productions, SVT, SF Studios, Norsk Film, Adnorsk, Polyphon
Director    :   Jan Troell
Producers    :   Jörn Donner, Göran Setterberg
Writers    :   Jan Troell, Klaus Rifbjerg, Ian Rakoff, Georg Oddner, Per Olof Sundman
RunTime    :   140 mins.

The Swedish 19th century engineer Salomon August 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.

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