Krasnaya Palatka (The Red Tent)
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The true story of a tragic 1928 arctic expedition provides the basis for this adventure drama that was a joint Italian and Russian co-production. Peter Finch stars as General Umberto Nobile, who is visited in Rome by the ghosts of those whose lives were taken in his ill-fated mission forty years earlier. In flashback, Nobile recalls the attempt to cross the North Pole by flying dirigible, the Italia. When the airship crashes, Nobile and his crew are scattered across the ice, left to struggle against the freezing cold elements and local polar bears, among other hazards. In an effort to save the… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The northern climate provides the existential atmosphere appropriate to the material, and the score by Morricone underlines these conditions."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"There's no sure way to know the outcome"
‑ Shane Burridge, rec.arts.movies.reviews
"An unusual and rich blend of epic film and memory play."
‑ Peter Canavese, Groucho Reviews
"Spare the art. Give me the adventure."
‑ Christopher Null, Filmcritic.com
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