Flight of the Eagle

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Flight of the Eagle ★★½ 1982

Based on the actual ill-fated expedition of Salomon Andree who, with two friends, attempted to fly from Sweden to the North Pole in a hydrogen balloon in 1897. The last half of the film drags somewhat as the three struggle to survive in the frozen north after their balloon crashes. Beautifully photographed adventure. In Swedish with English subtitles. 115m/C VHS . SW Max von Sydow, Goran Stangertz, Clement Harari, Sverre Anker; D: Jan Troell.