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Tatsuo Nogami (written by) &
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Release Date:
20 March 1983 (France) See more »
Two Japanese scientists, Ushioda and Ochi, develop a bond with their sled dogs while on an expedition in Antarctica... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Ken Takakura ... Akira Ushioda
Tsunehiko Watase ... Kenjirô Ochi

Eiji Okada ... Chief Ozawa
Masako Natsume ... Keiko Kitazawa
Keiko Oginome ... Asako Shimura
Takeshi Kusaka ... Morishima Kyoju
Shigeru Kôyama ... Horigome Taicho

Sô Yamamura ... 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
Shôichirô Sakata
Keijirô Shiga
Morihiko Uchiyama
Keishi Kawaguchi
Kazuyo Ichimaru
Susan Napier ... Catherine (as Sûzan Nepia)
Charles Adams ... Captain of Ship 'Burton' (as Châruzu Adamusu)
Tatsuo Hamamori ... Himself - Mayor of Wakkanai
Susumu Ôtani
Yoshiyuki Maejima
Naoto Samukawa
Taizô Sayama
Takashi Noguchi
Tetsu Ôe
Hatsunori Hasegawa ... Tsuruta taiin
Asao Koike ... Narrator (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tatsuo Terashima ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Koreyoshi Kurahara 
Writing credits
Tatsuo Nogami (written by) &
Susumu Saji (written by) &
Toshirô Ishidô (written by) &
Koreyoshi Kurahara (written by)

Produced by
Hiroshi Furuoka .... executive producer
Masato Hara .... supervising producer
Hisashi Hieda .... executive producer
Tomohiro Kaiyama .... chief producer
Masaru Kakutani .... planner
Koretsugu Kurahara .... planner
Koretsugu Kurahara .... producer
Koreyoshi Kurahara .... producer
Tsuneyuki Morishima .... producer
Haruo Shikanai .... producer
Juichi Tanaka .... chief producer
Akira Yoshioka .... producer
Original Music by
Cinematography by
Akira Shiizuka 
Film Editing by
Koreyoshi Kurahara 
Akira Suzuki 
Art Direction by
Hiroshi Tokuda 
Makeup Department
Yukio Ueda .... makeup artist
Production Management
Hisashi Heida .... production supervisor
Akira Sakai .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Minoru Yamashita .... first assistant director
Takeshi Ôbayashi .... second assistant director
Art Department
Yûki Sato .... property master
Sound Department
Kenichi Benitani .... sound
Yasuo Hashimoto .... sound mixer
Yoshio Kozima .... sound effects
Mikio Mori .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
Yasuhiro Nagamine .... sound crew
Toshio Nakano .... sound crew
Susumu Take .... sound crew
Camera and Electrical Department
Haruo Kawashima .... lighting supervisor
Takehiro Kuramochi .... camera operator
Akira Matsuhashi .... camera operator
Takaaki Osumi .... still photographer
Masahiro Tanaka .... camera operator: second unit
Akira Tsugi .... lighting technician
Katsuya Uchida .... lighting technician
Editorial Department
Tsuruko Matsumoto .... assistant editor
Isao Tomita .... assistant editor
Location Management
Akio Kitazawa .... location manager
Sigeru Ueda .... location manager
Other crew
Masao Hara .... aurora photographing crew
Masato Hara .... advisor
Satoru Hashiyama .... veterinarian
Kazuo Higuchi .... aurora photographing crew
Kumiko Ishiyama .... script supervisor
Toru Kikuchi .... advisor
Taiichi Kitamura .... advisor
Kazuo Kuroi .... advisor
Tadaomi Miya .... dog trainer
Masayoshi Murayama .... advisor
Eizaburo Nishibori .... advisor
Masanao Sato .... aurora photographing crew

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Nankyoku monogatari" - Japan (original title)
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143 min | USA:112 min | USA:143 min (1985 reissue) | Italy:91 min
Color (Fujicolor)
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Did You Know?

The dogs in the film were sired by Kuma, a Sakhalin from Furen and were born in Wakkanai, Hokkaido, not Antarctica.See more »
Movie Connections:
Shiroi rekuiemuSee more »


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I want this book, 26 February 2006
Author: burns-debbie from United States

Where can I buy this book. What a loving movie of friendship and love. After viewing the film that Disney did I came home and I really loved my dog. The wonderful thing that I came away from this film was a strong unconditional Love. Why can't humans learn from these wonderful dogs and their owner. My goodness six months went by and some of the dogs made it through some terrible weather. After everything that these dogs went through they were so happy to once again be with their master. How terrible for the master of these dogs must have felt to leave them behind and not knowing if he would ever see them again. How wonderful it is for someone to believe in something and love the way that this person did for his dogs. Thank you Deb

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