In 1958, a Japanese expedition to Antarctica led by meteorologist Kenjiro Ochi and doctor Akira Ushioda leave their exploration base, abandoning their loyal team of sled dogs. When the scientists who are supposed to replace them have their mission canceled, Akira and Kenjiro are worried their dogs will die. A year later, the scientists embark upon a dangerous expedition to rescue their faithful animal companions.
Director: Koreyoshi Kurahara. AKA 南極物語 / Antarctica
Writers: Tatsuo Nogami, Susumu Saji, Toshirô Ishidô, Koreyoshi Kurahara.
Stars: Ken Takakura, Tsunehiko Watase, Eiji Okada, Masako Natsume, Keiko Oginome, Takeshi Kusaka, Shigeru Kōyama, So Yamamura, Jun Etō, Kōichi Satō, Shin Kishida, Takeshi Ōbayashi, Shinji Kanai.
1984 Berlin International Film Festival – Nominated for the Golden Bear.as