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The Chef of South Polar (2009)
"Nankyoku ryôrinin" (original title)

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Nishimura has a passion for cooking, but never would he have imagined the task before him now: He is unexpectedly assigned to a south polar mission to serve as head chef at the Dome Fuji ... See full summary »

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Takashi Ukaji
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Masahiro Kohama
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Nishimura has a passion for cooking, but never would he have imagined the task before him now: He is unexpectedly assigned to a south polar mission to serve as head chef at the Dome Fuji station. Leaving wife and daughter behind for a year, he and the other crew members experience one existential crisis after another in the icy cold. And then they run out of Ramen! Written by Nippon Connection

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Omoshiro nankyoku ryurinin  »

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Japanese-style loneliness and camaraderie in a very isolated outpost
24 January 2010 | by (Japan) – See all my reviews

you have heard of the udon western. well, this is the ramen southern, very southern :)

Japanese science team spending over a year in a totally isolated outpost. food is important, as it is in Japanese culture. how people deal with isolation and loneliness and camaraderie. sweetly done.

mostly seen through the eyes of the chef, but good character analysis in general. cinema realite shooting. acting is quite good and gives a real feel for Japanese science/engineer culture. a lot of good food, of course.

if you liked tampopo, you'll love this one.


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