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2009

Nankyoku ryorinin

The Chef of South Polar

南極料理人

(c)2009 “THE CHEF OF SOUTH POLAR” Film Partners

(c)2009 “THE CHEF OF SOUTH POLAR” Film Partners

(c)2009 “THE CHEF OF SOUTH POLAR” Film Partners

(c)2009 “THE CHEF OF SOUTH POLAR” Film Partners

(c)2009 “THE CHEF OF SOUTH POLAR” Film Partners

(c)2009 “THE CHEF OF SOUTH POLAR” Film Partners

Release Date
August, 8th, 2009
Running Time
125 min
Genre
Comedy , Drama , Children/Family , Feature
Color
Color
Screening Format
35mm
Screen Size
American Vista (1:1.85)
Sound Processing
DTS

[ Directed by ]

[ Produced by ]

[ Cast ]

[ Staff ]

[ Production Company ]

"THE CHEF OF SOUTH POLAR" Film Partners

[ Distributor (Japan) ]

Tokyo Theatres

[ Story ]

A heart-warming comedy, based on the poignant essays of Nishimura Jun, who in real life served as a Japan Coast Guard cook for an Antarctic scientific observation team. The film depicts with humor the extreme isolation of eight men, living apart from their families in the severe cold at the South Pole, where it is even too cold for viruses to survive. From full-course French cuisine to hand-made "ramen" noodles, the meals that fill the team members' bellies and hearts are unforgettable.
The average temperature is minus 54º C. An 8-member team is dispatched to the Dome Fuji Station, far from the Japanese base at Showa Station. Meals are the only source of pleasure in their lives, so the responsibility of the cook, Nishimura (Sakai Masato), is a heavy one. He pours his heart into his meals to support his mates, including the glaciologist Moto-san (Namase Katsuhisa) and meteorologist Captain (Kitaro). But, without being able to procure fresh supplies, maintaining variety in the daily menu is a herculean task. While longing for his wife Miyuki (Nishida Naomi) and two children back in Japan, Nishimura goes to great lengths to keep the table filled with delectable meals.

[ Official Site ]

http://nankyoku-ryori.com/

[ Contact (International) ]

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