Mr. Forbush and the Penguins

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Mr. Forbush and the Penguins

penguin student antarctica

Mr. Forbush and the Penguins

Release Date: July 29, 1971

Year    :   1971
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Genres    :   Adventure
Production Companies    :   EMI Films
Director    :   Alfred Viola
Producers    :   Henry Trettin
Writers    :   Anthony Shaffer, Graham Billing
RunTime    :   101 mins.

Life for Richard Forbush, brilliant biology student and conceited philanderer, is one long round of eat, drink and be merry. But his decision to accept a six-month research post in the Antarctic, making the first detailed study of a penguin colony, changes all that... Living in Shackleton’s derelict hut, Forbush is alone at the frozen edge of the world, his only links to civilisation a two-way radio and letters to his elusive, would-be girlfriend, Tara, in London. Through an often ferocious winter in the company of the penguins, he grows increasingly attached to his hardy, endearing subjects – learning profound lessons in endurance and humility.


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