FLIGHT OVER THE ATLANTIC (1983)


FLIGHT OVER THE ATLANTIC

SKRYDIS PER ATLANTĄ

Directed by Raimondas Vabalas
1983 / 100 min / Lithuanian Film Studio

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Original version: Lithuanian
Subtitles: English, French, Polish
Genre: Historical drama
  •  The most popular film in the history of Lithuanian cinema

Written by Raimondas Vabalas, Juozas Glinskis
Cinematography by Jonas Tomaševičius
Music by Bronius Kutavičius
Cast: Remigijus Sabulis, Eimuntas Nekrošius, Regimantas Adomaitis, Eugenija Bajorytė, Juozas Budraitis, Povilas Gaidys, Gediminas Girdvainis, Valentinas Masalskis, Jonas Vaitkus

Lithuanian pilots Steponas Darius and Stasys Girėnas are preparing for the legendary flight over the Atlantic Ocean in 1933. Their goal is to take off from New York and land in Lithuanian capital of Kaunas with their small single-engine plane “Lituanica”. The film reveals heroic persistence of two Lithuanians who are dreaming to see their homeland again and who are determined to fight for its honor by going on a dangerous 37 hours long journey.

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