A young london biologist spends most of his time pursuing girls rather than pursuing science. When the opportunity to go to the Antarctic to study a colony of penguins presents itself he agrees to go, not so much for the benefit of science but rather to impress the girl he has recently been chasing. The longer he stays in the Antarctic, however, the more he becomes truly interested in the penguins fight for survival. When the time to go home finally arrives, he is a changed man with a totally new outlook on life.
Kevin Steinhauer <K.Steinhauer@BoM.GOV.AU>
Can survival in the Antarctic Wilderness change a man?
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Did You Know?
When the first penguin arrives and slides on its belly towards Forbush, there are already other penguin belly tracks in the snow. See more
[In his final taped message to Tara
They'll be back again next year, struggling over the same barren stretch of ice to breed the next generation. And so it will go on, as long as there are penguins and skuas and the will to survive. And what have I learned from it all? That every living creature depends in some way on every other. Humans too. I'm not the same to myself anymore, Tara. Will I seem the same to you, and you to me?
Silent Night: (uncredited)
Composed by Franz Xaver Gruber
and Joseph Mohr
Sung by John Hurt See more