About the film
sweden hot air balloon biography north pole explorer polar exploration 19th century
The Flight of the Eagle
Release Date: August 26, 1982
|Production Companies||:||Svenska Filminstitutet, Bold Productions, SVT, SF Studios, Norsk Film, Adnorsk, Polyphon|
|Producers||:||Jörn Donner, Göran Setterberg|
|Writers||:||Jan Troell, Klaus Rifbjerg, Ian Rakoff, Georg Oddner, Per Olof Sundman|
The Swedish 19th century engineer S. A. 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.