Orions belte / Orion's Belt

TitleOrions belte / Orion's Belt
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication1985
AuthorsSolum, Ola
Series DirectorCole, Tristan De Vere
Running Time1h 43min
Date Released02/09/1985
DistributorKommunenes Filmcentral, New World Pictures
CountryNorway, United States
Publication LanguageNorwegian, English

Based on Jon Michelet's 1977 novel by the same name, Orion's Belt offers a biting critique of the Norwegian policy of allowing a Soviet presence on Svalbard during the Cold War. The film follows three Svalbard-based shabby seamen, played by Helge Jordal, Sverre Anker Ousdal and Hans Ola Sørlie, who discover a Soviet bearing station. They are subsequently targets of Soviet liquidation and American interrogation in an attempt to silence them and retain the political status quo. Two versions of the film were recorded, a Norwegian cinematic film directed by Ola Solum, and an English-language television film directed by Tristan de Vere Cole.

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