Antarctica (Nankyoku Monogatari)
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Antarctica (Nankyoku Monogatari)
Somewhat reminiscent of The Incredible Journey and Milo and Otis -- though much harsher in its approach -- Antarctica focusses in on a team of sled dogs, owned by a team of snowbound Japanese researchers. A relief team is long overdue, forcing the dogs to fend for themselves. Eight of the dogs break free from their chains, roaming the Antarctic wastes in search of food and shelter. Only two of the dogs survive the ordeal, indication enough that this film is not specifically designed for the family trade. Based on a true story, Antarctica was a box-office smash in Japan, though this success was… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Beautifully photographed, and put together with an eye for maximum audience appeal."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"Pays tribute to the survival instincts of two dogs."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"ANTARCTICA has many sad moments but these are undermined a little by its uneasy mix of fact and conjecture"
‑ Shane Burridge,
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