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Antarctica (1983)
"Nankyoku monogatari" (original title)

G  |   |  Adventure, Drama  |  23 July 1983 (Japan)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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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Adventure | Drama

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23 July 1983 (Japan)  »

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$56,300,000 (Japan)
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| (1985 reissue)

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1.85 : 1
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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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Referenced in Weakest link: Hitori gachi no hôsoku: Episode #1.3 (2002) See more »

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Shiroi rekuiemu
Music by Tetsuji Hayashi
Lyrics by Tokiko Iwatani
Performed by Keiko Oginome
Courtesy of Canyon Records
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I would recommend it to anyone.
1 October 1998 | by (Michigan) – See all my reviews

I know many people only watch movies with lots of special effects or big-name stars, but -Antarctica- must not be overlooked. It's based on a true story; the setting is terrific; and the dogs play their "roles" just as well as the human actors. Kids can watch it without their parents worrying about the content (tho' I'll warn you, some of the dogs *do* die, which may upset youngsters); students interested in Japanese or simply "artsy" films can see it too...in short, anyone can watch it! (Except for the unfortunate few who prefer sex-violence-profanity...too bad for *them*.)


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