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In 1914, just after of Franz Ferdinand's assassination that eventually caused World War I, a steamship approaches a desolate island on the edge of the Antarctic Circle, where a young nameless man is poised to take the post of weather observer, to live in solitude at the ends of the earth for an entire year until the arrival of his replacement. For the next twelve months, his entire world will consist of a deserted cabin, the surrounding sea, and dangerous strange beings that he discovers are sharing the island.Written by
I loved the movie much more than the book- which as a rule of thumb rarely happens! The movie had a way of streamlining events that the book lacks. In the book Gruner is in a rage, stops and says "love, love" but the reader has no idea why. The movie puts a romantic tale to go with those 2 words and why it stops his rage, why he surrenders. Though I highly recommend both movie and book, the movie does a better job.
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