Torn by personal guilt, Italian General Umberto Nobile reminisces about his 1928 failed Arctic expedition aboard the airship Italia.
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 Claudia Cardinale playing Malmgren's girlfriend.
Director: Mikhail Kalatozov
Writers: Ennio De Concini, Richard DeLong Adams (as Richard Adams)
Stars: Sean Connery, Peter Finch, Mario Adorf, Claudia Cardinale, Boris Khmelnitsky, Yury Solomin, Yury Vizbor, Donatas Banionis, Nikita Mikhalkov