The Red Tent (1971)

The Red Tent (1971)
Category: Adventure
Director: Mikheil Kalatozishvili
Cast: Sean Connery, Claudia Cardinale, Hardy Krüger, Peter Finch, Massimo Girotti, Luigi Vannucchi, Mario Adorf, Eduard Martsevich, Grigori Gaj, Nikita Mikhalkov, Nikolai Ivanov, Boris Khmelnitsky, Yuri Solomin, Yuri Vizbor, Donatas Banionis

plot summary

The commander of a failed 1928 Arctic airship expedition is remembering the events of the “Italia” airship flight, crash and subsequent rescue efforts. The “ghosts” of people involved in the events appear in his memories to assist him in determining his guilt in the affair. The reminiscences are mixed with the real action: the flight of the “Italia”, the air rescue operation from Kings Bay airfield, the expedition of the “Krassin” ice-breaker. A sort of human touch is added by the ever beautiful C.C. playing Malmgren’s girlfriend

cast list

Sean Connery Roald Amundsen
Claudia Cardinale Nurse Valeria
Hardy Krüger Aviator Lundborg
Peter Finch General Umberto Nobile
Massimo Girotti Romagna, Rescue Coordinator
Luigi Vannucchi Captain Zappi
Mario Adorf Biagi, Radio Operator
Eduard Martsevich Finn Malmgren, Meteorologist
Grigori Gaj Samoilovich, Captain of Krassin Russian Icebreaker
Nikita Mikhalkov Chuknovsky, Icebreaker Pilot
Nikolai Ivanov Kolka, Amateur Radioman
Boris Khmelnitsky Viglieri
Yuri Solomin Troiani
Yuri Vizbor Behounek
Donatas Banionis Mariano