The White Planet (La Planète blanche ) (2006)

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Filmmakers Thierry Piantanida, Thierry Ragobert, and Jean Lemire explore the unexpectedly complex ecosystem of the Arctic in a fascinating documentary that proves the vast frozen north is much, much more than simple ice and snow. From the polar bears, Arctic fox, and caribou herds that move across the blinding white surface of the land to the massive Beluga whales that navigate the icy waters below, Piantanida, Ragobert, and Lemire's film seeks not to examine one particular life form, but rather to seek better understanding of just how life continues to thrive in such an uninviting terrain by documenting all four seasons in the Artic. A breathtaking look at the aurora borealis boasts nature's beauty as few who live outside of this land may have ever experienced, and a thoughtful meditation on the ebb and flow of life there reveals a remarkable array of life-forms that could well rival the Galápagos in terms of ecological diversity. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
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NR
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Documentary
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Critic Reviews for The White Planet (La Planète blanche )

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (2)

A vivid tableau of a world that, as the filmmakers note in their closing sequences, is under threat.

April 19, 2006
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

A captivating docudocu profiling the some strange, some adorable -- but all endangered -- denizens of the North Pole.

Full Review… | April 19, 2006
Variety
Top Critic

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Full Review… | May 18, 2008
Urban Cinefile

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.

Full Review… | December 6, 2007
New Zealand Herald

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Full Review… | September 6, 2007
Sydney Morning Herald

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.

Full Review… | August 30, 2007
Urban Cinefile

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