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      The White Planet

      2006 1h 26m Documentary List
      56% Tomatometer 9 Reviews 79% Audience Score 500+ Ratings Despite a much-deserved reputation for being one of the most hostile climates on the planet, the Arctic Circle is home to an array of wildlife, from polar bears and caribou to whales and foxes. This film observes the Arctic over the course of a year, with more of an interest in showing the breadth of life that grows in the region than assembling a narrative about the hardships these animals suffer or the hunter/hunted relationships they may share. Read More Read Less

      Critics Reviews

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      Bernard Besserglik Hollywood Reporter A vivid tableau of a world that, as the filmmakers note in their closing sequences, is under threat. Apr 19, 2006 Full Review Lisa Nesselson Variety A captivating docudocu profiling the some strange, some adorable -- but all endangered -- denizens of the North Pole. Apr 19, 2006 Full Review Dorothy Woodend The Tyee (British Columbia) . . . [The White Planet] provides a long last look at the fleeting arctic world in all its gossamer glory. Aug 23, 2017 Full Review Peter Calder New Zealand Herald Here's a film to take your breath away and make you weep: the former because of the spellbinding, big-screen nature photography that takes us deep into the world of Arctic wildlife; the latter because of a tooth-achingly banal commentary. Rated: 4/5 Dec 7, 2007 Full Review Urban Cinefile Critics Urban Cinefile While the camerawork is exceptional, taking us into places and situations we can only dream of, it is a shame the film's storytelling and choice of music is not of the same high standard. Aug 30, 2007 Full Review Dan Jardine Cinemania I watched five minutes of a documentary on The Learning Channel and was given more information about this ecosystem Rated: 48/100 Feb 6, 2007 Full Review Read all reviews

      Audience Reviews

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      Audience Member A captivating documentary profiling the some strange, some adorable -- but all endangered -- denizens of the North Pole. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/25/23 Full Review Audience Member I love movies about nature and its life... but I have seen better. The white planet has of course real nice shots and delivers some informattion but nothing I haven't known yet. I am afraid, after having seen the ultimately compelling BBC Planet Earth Edition my expectations are quite high. Still, it is a visually stunning and inspiring movie, and if you're interested in what happens in other parts of the world... well, just have a look at it. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/29/23 Full Review Audience Member I Love wildlife movie... even the french one Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/07/23 Full Review Audience Member it's more like art film, never seen anything like it before. music - what's there to say? Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/08/23 Full Review Audience Member Awesome polar bears. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/17/23 Full Review Audience Member How cool are polar bears! Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/13/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Movie Info

      Synopsis Despite a much-deserved reputation for being one of the most hostile climates on the planet, the Arctic Circle is home to an array of wildlife, from polar bears and caribou to whales and foxes. This film observes the Arctic over the course of a year, with more of an interest in showing the breadth of life that grows in the region than assembling a narrative about the hardships these animals suffer or the hunter/hunted relationships they may share.
      Director
      Thierry Ragobert, Thierry Piantanida
      Producer
      Stéphane Millière, Jean Labadie, Jean Lemire
      Screenwriter
      Thierry Piantanida, Stéphane Millière
      Production Co
      Centre National de la Cinématographie (CNC), Les Films Séville, France 2 Cinéma, Téléfilm Canada, Cinéart, New Atlantis, Bac Films, Tele München Fernseh Produktionsgesellschaft, Gedeon Programmes, Office national du film du Canada, Glacialis Productions, Canal+
      Genre
      Documentary
      Original Language
      French (Canada)
      Release Date (DVD)
      Mar 4, 2014
      Runtime
      1h 26m
      Sound Mix
      Dolby