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Beyond the Pole (2009)

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A quirky, moving and very funny tale of two friends that set out on a heroic trip to the North Pole only to discover that before they can become heroes, they must first become men.



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Credited cast:
Mark Bark Jones
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Grandad in supermarket
Kay Burley ...
Kevin Donovan ...
Christian Gill ...
Well Wisher 1
Jane How ...
Mrs. Bark Jones
James McNeill ...
Canadian Reporter


A quirky, moving and very funny tale of two friends that set out on a heroic trip to the North Pole only to discover that before they can become heroes, they must first become men.

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Two friends, one planet, no hope!


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25 October 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A nagy vega sarktúra  »

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The actors were fed porridge 3 times a day with bits of ham thrown in at no extra charge to keep morale up. See more »


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Funny yet serious.
23 March 2010 | by (Dundee, Scotland) – See all my reviews

Beyond The Pole is a tongue in cheek movie about climate change, among other things. It also deals with friendships that are strained to breaking point and the strength of human spirit, albeit with a comedic feel.

This independent mockumentary style film made me think while I laughed and at times, cringed. I never felt that it preached to me about the whole climate change debate, but somehow at the end I felt that I had been enlightened slightly.

Maybe it is because the film was actually shot on floating ice caps, with the whole handy cam feel, that it gives you a sense of actually being with the characters as they struggle with their adventure, through the good times, and the bad.

With twists and turns at many points, this film kept me guessing till the end.

A definite must see, even if it's only for a laugh.

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