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March of the Penguins

Original title
La Marche de l'empereur
Running time
85 min.
France France
Luc Jacquet, Michel Fessler
Emilie Simon
Laurent Chalet, Jérôme Maison
Bonne Pioche / Buena Vista International Film Production France / Canal+
Documentary. Adventure | Nature. Animals. Birds
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Synopsis / Plot
At the end of each Antarctic summer, the emperor penguins of the South Pole journey to their traditional breeding grounds in a fascinating mating ritual that is captured in this documentary by intrepid filmmaker Luc Jacquet. The journey across frozen tundra proves to be the simplest part of the ritual, as after the egg is hatched, the female must delicately transfer it to the male and make her way back to the distant sea to nourish herself and bring back food to her newborn chick.
2005: Oscar Awards: Best Documentary
2005: 2 Nominations BAFTA Awards: Best Cinematography and Editing
2005: Cesar Awards: Best Sound. 4 Nominations
2005: Nominated for David of Donatello: Best European Movie
2005: New York Film Critics Circle: Nominated for Best Documentary
2005: National Board of Review: Best Documentary
2005: Critics' Choice Awards: Best Documentary Feature
2005: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Nominated for Best Documentary Screenplay
2006: European Film Awards: Nominated for Audience Award
2005: Chicago Film Critics Association: Nominated for Best Documentary
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