Antarctic Journal

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Antarctic Journal
Antarctic Journal.jpg
Antarctic Journal poster
Revised Romanization Namgeukilgi
McCune–Reischauer Namgŭkilgi
Directed by Yim Pil-sung
Produced by Cha Seung-jae
Noh Jong-yun
Chae Hoe-seung
Written by Yim Pil-sung
Bong Joon-ho
Lee Hae-jun
Starring Song Kang-ho
Yoo Ji-tae
Music by Kenji Kawai
Cinematography Chung Chung-hoon
Edited by Kim Sun-min
Distributed by Showbox
Release date
  • May 19, 2005 (2005-05-19)
Running time
114 minutes
Country South Korea
Language Korean
Budget US$6,500,000
Box office US$5,568,811[1]

Antarctic Journal is a 2005 film, the feature film debut by South Korean director Yim Pil-sung. The film mixes elements of psychological thriller and classical horror films while showing the hardships met by a modern antarctic expedition trying to reach the pole of inaccessibility. The film had generated some buzz before its release due to its large budget (over US$6.5 million) and notable cast but wasn't a box office hit.


During their journey to the Pole of Inaccessibility (POI), the remotest point of the Antarctic, the expedition of six men, led by Captain Choi Do-hyung, discovers a journal that was left behind by a British expedition 80 years earlier. The journal was remarkably preserved in a box in the snow and Kim Min-jae, another member of the expedition, gets the job of examining it. It turns out that the two expeditions shared the same goal and soon other strange similarities between them start to show up. Will they make it to their destination before the sun goes down for the Antarctic winter?


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  1. ^ "Antarctic Journal". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 4 March 2012.

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