March of the Penguins
2005 documentary movie on Emperor penguins directed by Luc Jacquet
March of the Penguins (La Marche de l'empereur) is a 2005 French feature-length nature documentary directed and co-written by Luc Jacquet, and co-produced by Bonne Pioche and the National Geographic Society.
- Directed by Luc Jacquet. Produced by Yves Darondeau, Christophe Lioud and Emmanuel Priou. Written by Luc Jacquet, Michel Fessler and Jordan Roberts. (English Version)
In the harshest place on Earth, love finds a way.
- [first lines]
- Narrator: There are few places hard to get to in this world. But there aren't any where it's harder to live.
- [from trailer]
- Narrator: There is a mysterious ritual that dates back thousands of years. No living creature has survived it except the penguin. They have wings but cannot fly. They're birds that think they're fish. And every year, they embark on a nearly impossible journey to find a mate. For twenty days and twenty nights the emperor penguin will march to a place so extreme it supports no other life. In the harshest place on Earth loves finds a way. This is the incredible true story of a family's journey to bring life into the world: March of the Penguins.
- [last lines]
- Narrator: And they will march just as they have done for centuries, ever since the emperor penguin decided to stay, to live and love in the harshest place on Earth.
- Morgan Freeman as Narrator.