A young london biologist spends most of his time pursuing girls rather than pursuing science. When the opportunity to go to the Antarctic to study a colony of penguins presents itself he agrees to go, not so much for the benefit of science but rather to impress the girl he has recently been chasing. The longer he stays in the Antarctic, however, the more he becomes truly interested in the penguins fight for survival. When the time to go home finally arrives, he is a changed man with a totally new outlook on life. Written by
Kevin Steinhauer <K.Steinhauer@BoM.GOV.AU>
Can survival in the Artic Wilderness change a man?
Did You Know?
Started shooting with different actress in the female lead. See more
When the first penguin arrives and slides on its belly towards Forbush, there are already other penguin belly tracks in the snow. See more
[after waiting for days and no penguins in sight
Well, if they're so strapped to the life force that they have to find their way back here to this refrigerated graveyard every year, that's their bad luck. God, I wish they'd get here and get it over. Oh, blast you all, wherever you are!
Silent Night: (uncredited)
Composed by Franz Gruber
and Joseph Mohr
Sung by John Hurt See more