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Race to the South Pole - Amundsen vs Sott
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Format: 90min., Red-MX
Writer/Director: Oliver Halmburger
Camera: Richard Ladkani
Location: Iceland
Network: ZDF/ORF (2011)
Production Co.: Loop Film



Emmy Awards - Nomination 2012 for Best Documentary

Race to the South Pole

In 1911, the ultimate race between English nobleman Robert Falcon Scott and Norwegian adventurer Roald Amundsen wrote history. It was the dramatic attempt to claim one of the last frontiers of mankind: the South Pole.

This film recounts this tragic adventure of life and death in the most accurate detail. Starring Jan Messutat and Mike Hoffmann as Scott and Amundsen this film was shot on an Icelandic glacier under the most extreme conditions of snowstorms with winds reaching up to 100km/h. On some days production became almost impossible, challenging crew and equipment to the max. 

Yet, very high-end cameras like a RED-MX, and EX3-Nanoflash Combo including crane, remote head and steadycam were used to make this film a visual experience one may never forget.

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