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The Chef of South Polar 南極料理人

Tuesday, 16 December 2014


Photo credit: © 2009 'The Chef of South Polar' Film Partner / Hello! Japan


Catch movie pick of the month, The Chef of South Polar, on Hello! Japan (StarHub TV Ch 149) this 28 December, Sunday, at 9pm. The film is based on the autobiographical essay ‘Fun Days of an Antarctic Chef (Omoshiro Nankyoku Ryorinin)’ by Jun Nishimura, who actually used to cook for an expedition in Antarctica.


Directed by Shuichi Okita, the film starred Masato Sakai (Jun Nishimura the Chef), Katsuhisa Namase (Moto-san the Snowologist), Kitaro (Captain the Meteorologist) and Kosuke Toyohara (Doc the Doctor).


南極料理人 (プレビュー) (Credit: mytheater D.D. / YouTube) 



Eight men join a research expedition to the Dome Fuji Station in Antarctica - an environment so cold that even viruses cannot exist, let alone living creatures. Jun Nishimura’s job is to cook for the members every day. He prepares the meals with the greatest care, sometimes with fine delicacies, and takes pleasure in watching everyone sitting down together and enjoying his food.


In faraway Japan, Nishimura has a wife, an 8-year-old daughter, and a new-born son. He thinks of his family often and sometimes it makes him feel like crying. The assignment lasts a year and a half. While his thoughts are with his family 14,000 kilometers away, the ultimate mission away from home is still to continue.


Antarctic life is unlike anything in Japan. The team members encounter things they had never even imagined. As they struggle to get through each day, they form a tight friendship. Each day brings a different mood; they laugh, get angry, become excited, or sink into sadness. But as long as there is good food, it gives them the strength to go on. Though the film is set in the coldest climate in the world, The Chef of South Polar warms you up from the center of your heart. Good food and human drama, full of laughter and love!



Source: Hello! Japan


Photos: 'The Chef of South Polar' Film PartnerPosted by Admin in Entertainment on 16 Dec 2014


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