The Flight of the Eagle (1982)

  |  Adventure, Biography, Drama

The Flight of the Eagle (1982) Poster

In 1897 Swedish engineer S. A. Andrée with 2 colleagues prepares to fly over the North Pole in his balloon "Eagle".


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1 September 2020 | martinpersson97
| One of the best movies made in Sweden
My home country of Sweden have a rich history of revolutionary movie making, providing great artists such as Ingmar Bergman, Suzanne Osten, Lukas Moodyson, Bo Wideberg, and, of course, Jan Troell.

A movie nominated for the Best Foreign language Oscar is bound to be great, but what Troell gave us here is something unlike anything seen before.

It is a movie consisting of deep allegories, sometimes sparse in dialogue and camerawork and cinematography that is absolutely outstanding, making it a good mix of art and technological achivements.

The actors do a fantastic job, especially Max Von Sydow, who delivers a captivating performance as always - and you can really feel with the main protagonists in their darkest hours.

Overall, a fantastic achivement in what Sweden can produce, both in terms of visuals, but also in writing and in terms of pure art!

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Release Date:

26 August 1982


Swedish, French, English

Country of Origin

Sweden, West Germany, Norway

Filming Locations

Gulf of Bothnia, Baltic Sea

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