The last feature by Mikhail Kalatozov (I Am Cuba), this 1969 Italian-Soviet coproduction centers on an ill-fated dirigible expedition to the north pole. After the airship crashes, the leader of the expedition is rescued but most of the crew is left on the ice to die. With Sean Connery, Peter Finch, Claudia Cardinale, Hardy Kruger, Massimo Girotti, and a score by Ennio Morricone. 121 min.