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Antarctica: A Year on Ice (2013)

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A visually stunning chronicle of what it is like to live in Antarctica for a full year, including winters isolated from the rest of the world, and enduring months of darkness in the coldest place on Earth.

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Anthony Powell

Writer:

Simon Price (story editor)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Genevieve Bachman Genevieve Bachman ... Herself
William Brotman William Brotman ... Himself
Michael Christiansen Michael Christiansen ... Himself
Tom Hamann Tom Hamann ... Himself
George Lampman George Lampman ... Himself
Peter Lund Peter Lund ... Himself
Keri Nelson Keri Nelson ... Herself
Casey O'Brien Casey O'Brien ... Himself
Anthony Powell Anthony Powell ... Himself
Christine Powell Christine Powell ... Herself
David Prutsman David Prutsman ... Himself
Josh Swanson Josh Swanson ... Himself
Andrew Velman Andrew Velman ... Himself
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Storyline

This feature-length film reveals what it is like to live and work at the bottom of the planet, in Antarctica, for a full year. The story is not from the point of view of scientists, but of the people who spend the most time there; the everyday workers who keep the stations running in the harshest place on the planet. Filmed over 15 years by Frozen Planet photographer Anthony Powell, the film features a unique insiders point of view, with unparalleled access, and never before seen stunning footage of the deep Antarctic winters. Written by Anonymous

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild thematic elements and language
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Country:

New Zealand

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 November 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Antarktika: Ein Jahr im Eis See more »

Filming Locations:

Antarctica See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$32,238, 28 November 2014

Gross USA:

$287,761
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Antzworks See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Car batteries were often used to keep cameras running in temperatures as low as -60c / -75f ambient. See more »

Quotes

Anthony Powell: There's a saying among the women of Antarctica, "The odds are good, but the goods are odd."
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Follows Frozen Planet (2011) See more »

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Beautiful, spellbinding, a real experience
17 June 2015 | by bruce-129See all my reviews

Several years ago I watched Werner Herzog's documentary "Encounters at the End of the World", and I know that I would be interested in this movie.

It's hard to say this movie is better. They are both similar, but the photographer in "Antarctica: A Year on Ice" had the time to think and explore and set up shots that are just out of this world. I feel like I had the wonderful experience of living in Antarctica and for that I am thankful to this movie.

I won't go on at length, because this is a movie that has to be experienced. I sadly notice that some people have rated this low and it is hard to believe. Were they forced to watch it? I can't figure out why other than they are just not ready in a place to experience this idea.

This would be a little like going to another planet or living in a generation ship, isolated from humanity and yet maybe feeling your humanity so much the more.

Great movie ... 10/10.


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