Films at the Embassy of Japan

The Chef of South Polar 南極料理人

Thursday 30 May 2013, 18:30
Doors open at 18:00. No admittance after 19:00.
Free admission. Prior registration essential.

Directed by Shuichi Okita 沖田修一 / 2009 / 125 min

In 1997, a research team of 8 men arrived at Dome Fuji Station in Antarctica. The station is 1,000km away from the Antarctic coast in an environment so inhospitable that nothing, not even viruses can survive there.

Mr Nishimura is the team’s chef and, using limited ingredients and in the extremely challenging circumstances, tries to provide delicious meals for the group on a daily basis. This is a film of 8 unique individuals having to live together for one and a half years.

A heart-warming story in a super-cold setting!


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