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Antarctic Journal (2005)

Namgeuk-ilgi (original title)
Strange things begin happening to an expedition deep in the Antarctic.

Director:

Pil-sung Yim (as Yim Pil-sung)

Writers:

Bong Joon Ho (as Joon-ho Bong), Hae-jun Lee | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Kang-ho Song ... Choi Do-hyung (as Song Kang-ho)
Ji-tae Yu ... Kim Min-jae (as Yoo Ji-tae)
Kyeong-ik Kim Kyeong-ik Kim ... Yang Geun-chan (as Kim Kyung-ik)
Hee-soon Park ... Lee Young-min (as Park Hee-soon)
Je-mun Yun ... Kim Sung-hoon (as Yoon Je-moon)
Duk-moon Choi Duk-moon Choi ... Seo Jae-kyung (as Choi Deok-moon)
Hye-jeong Kang ... Lee Yoo-jin (as Kang Hye-jeong)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sam Hammington ... English Explorer (voice)
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Storyline

A South Korean expedition is trekking across the Antarctic when they discover a journal left by a British team that was lost 80 years earlier. As they press onward, they begin to notice strange similarities between the ill-fated British journey and their own. In the unforgiving environment where small mistakes can doom an entire party, the team steadily descends deeper into fatal delusions. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Official Sites:

Official site [South Korea]

Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

19 May 2005 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Antarctic Journal See more »

Filming Locations:

Korea See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,500,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,568,811
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Production Co:

Sidus See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Feature film debut by director Pil-sung Yim. See more »

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Interesting but Difficult to Fully Comprehend
13 March 2016 | by Uriah43See all my reviews

This movie begins with a party of 6 South Korean explorers slowly trekking their way to a point in Antarctica called the "pole of inaccessibility" which owes its name due to the fact that is so far from any shoreline and extremely difficult to reach by foot. Along the way they find a strange marker which happens to have a box buried directly underneath it. Upon opening the box they find a journal written by an ill-fated British team over 80 years earlier. However, they soon find that their destinies begin to mirror each other as one by one the members of their team begin to die. Now rather than reveal any more I will just say that this was an interesting film which certainly contains some beautiful scenery. Unfortunately, as the movie progressed I found it more and more difficult to fully comprehend. The ending was especially perplexing. That's not to say that it was necessarily bad by any means but I believe it was unnecessarily convoluted. That being the case, I have rated this movie accordingly. Average.


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