The red tent

The red tent

The Red Tent or The Judgment of the Dead (in Russian :  Krasnaya Palatka, Krasnaya Palatka ) is a Soviet – Italian film directed by Mikhail Kalatozov , released in 1969 .

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Synopsis

The film is inspired by the story of the rescue mission of the polar explorer Umberto Nobile and his crew after the crash of their airship , the Italia , in 1928 .

Technical sheet

  • Title: The Red Tent
  • Video title: The Judgment of the Dead
  • Original title: Krasnaya palatka
  • Director: Mikhail Kalatozov
  • Scenario: Richard L. Adams and Ennio De Concini
  • Production: Franco Cristaldi
  • Music: Ennio Morricone and Aleksandr Zatsepin
  • Photography: Leonid Kalashnikov
  • Editing: John Shirley and Peter Zinner
  • Country of origin: USSR – Italy
  • Format: Colors – 1.66: 1
  • Genre: Adventure, drama
  • Duration: 121 minutes
  • Release dates:
    •  Italy : December 23, 1969
    •  France : 22 September 1971

Distribution

  • Sean Connery (VF: Jean-Claude Michel ) : Roald Amundsen
  • Claudia Cardinale (VF: Régine Blaess ) : Nurse Valeria
  • Hardy Krüger (VF: Roger Rudel ) : Lundborg Airman
  • Peter Finch (VF: René Arrieu ) : Umberto Nobile
  • Massimo Girotti (VF: Yves Massard ) : Romagna, Rescue Coordinator
  • Luigi Vannucchi (VF: Georges Atlas ) : Captain Zappi
  • Mario Adorf (VF: André Valmy ) : Biagi, radio operator
  • Eduard Martsevich (VF: Serge Lhorca ) : Finn Malmgren , the meteorologist
  • Grigoriy Gay (VF: Émile Duard ) : Samoilovich, captain of icebreaker Krassin
  • Nikita Mikhalkov : Airman Chuknovsky
  • Boris Khmelnitsky (VF: Jacques Thébault ) : Viglieri
  • Yuri Vizbor (VF: Claude Bertrand ) : František Běhounek
  • Heinz Braun (VF: Serge Nadaud ) : the reporter
  • Donatas Banionis (VF: Henri Poirier ) : Mariano
  • Leonid Kanevski : Italian radiotelephone operator
  • Yuri Nazarov : Anatoly Alekseyev
  • Bruno O’Ya : Norwegian radiotelephone operator
  • Yuri Solomine : Troyani

Around the film

  • In Russia , no one had recognized Sean Connery , who had had his hair dyed unencrypted. The actor was even denied entry into a club.
  • Although his name is headlining, Sean Connery has actually spent three weeks on the set, unlike Peter Finch who stayed nine months.
  • It was Richard Burton who was first approached to play the role of Umberto Nobile .
  • Filming took place in Moscow and Leningrad .
  • With a budget of $ 10 million, the film brought in only $ 900,000 in North America .

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