Before his March Of The Penguins had delighted International audiences and won the 2005 Academy Award for Best Documentary, director Luc Jacquet had already achieved great success in his native France with his original version of the same story - The Emperor's Journey. As in the Oscar winning film the emperor penguin of the Antartic begins an extraordinary quest to find the perfect mate and start a family.
A courtship that begins with a long journey - a journey that takes them over a hundred kilometres across the continent by foot, in freezing cold temperatures, through brittle, icy winds. They risk starvation and attack from dangerous predators, under the harshest conditions on earth, all to find true love. This incredible story is now told from the penguin's own point of view, beautifully portrayed by three of France's most respected actors Romane Bohringer, Charles Berling and Jules Sitruk. Once again it's time to take the journey as the emperor's legend is re-told.