written and directed by Luc Jacquet
To the day, 30 years ago, I left for my first mission in Terre Adélie, it was in 1991. Since then, I have spent almost 4 years in this part of the world. Why such an attraction ? The Earth is so vast… This addiction is the “Antarctic cock”. Like all my companions of polar epic of today and yesterday, I am unable to explain in words what attracts us to these regions, which are so distant and hostile. I wanted to share my thoughts on this strange charm through a personal filmic form, mixing poetry and interior narrative in an attempt to share, as accurately and and as close as possible to the emotions, this curious magnetism.