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Nankyoku monogatari (1983)

Two Japanese scientists, Ushioda and Ochi, develop a bond with their sled dogs while on an expedition in Antarctica. Ushioda and Ochi eventually leave Antarctica, only to return to search ... See full summary »

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Akira Ushioda
Tsunehiko Watase ...
Kenjirô Ochi
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Chief Ozawa
Masako Natsume ...
Keiko Kitazawa
Keiko Oginome ...
Asako Shimura
Takeshi Kusaka ...
Morishima Kyoju
Shigeru Kôyama ...
Horigome Taicho
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Iwakiri Sencho
Jun Etô ...
Tokumitsu Taiin
Kôichi Satô ...
Toda Taicho
Shin Kishida ...
Kissaten Master
Takeshi Ôbayashi ...
Nonomiya Taicho
Shinji Kanai ...
Ozaki Taicho
Shinshô Nakamaru
Masafumi Satô
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Two Japanese scientists, Ushioda and Ochi, develop a bond with their sled dogs while on an expedition in Antarctica. Ushioda and Ochi eventually leave Antarctica, only to return to search for the dogs inadvertently marooned there. Written by Petr Meretyk <pechc@cunyvm.cuny.edu>

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Amidst the coldest, harshest surroundings on earth, this true story celebrates the mystery and the warmth of life.

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Adventure | Drama

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23 July 1983 (Japan)  »

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Antarctica  »

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The movie "8 Below" is a somewhat sanitized retelling of the same true events that inspired this movie See more »

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Ai no ôrora
Music by Tetsuji Hayashi
Lyrics by Tokiko Iwatani
Performed by Keiko Oginome
Courtesy of Canyon Records
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Great movie
24 February 2006 | by (Guadalajara) – See all my reviews

When I saw this movie I was really impressed and very very touched, I got a very deep thinking mood, in short words it is an outstanding film. If you liked The Bear or any wild life movie, you will like this one.

I like stories about the Everest, the South Pole, so this movie click on me, but it is not the usual gringo-adventure-survival, it has a very deep force. Vangelis take care of the music, I think it is a good therapy for anyone having a big challenge.

The struggle of the great conquers of ice, like the South Pole or big mountains, every thing is on this movie: friendship, union, faith. The fact that the main actors are the dogs may distract anyone.

I will recommend highly this movie. In fact, I want to got this movie, anyone has a clue where is it sold or download?


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