Welcome to the North Pole!
Murmanks in the far north of Russia, a summer just like any other. Except that at the foot of the statue of Aliocha, erected in memory of the Russian soldiers who died in the Arctic during the Second World War, 150 Chinese millionaires have agreed to meet. We have decided to follow them in their adventure as they take part in the most incredible of cruises. On board the world’s most powerful nuclear-fuelled ice breaker, the “50 Years of Victory” they indeed have a rendez-vous with history.
The goal? To reach the geographic north pole for only the hundredth time in history. The price? €25,000 per berth, twice that for the luxury version. So as most of the passengers are busy finding their cabins among the maze of floors and the crew are at the point of raising anchor, Yann Bryde, the Austrian expedition head, begins the show. He will lead the group to the roof of the world in the most cheerful and festive of atmospheres because, on the way, they can expect to follow in the steps of lengendary explorers, meet polar bears, conquer savage islands, enjoy feasts on the ice floes, visit the engine room of the world’s largest nuclear ice-breaker, dance in the middle of icebergs and take part in the most northerly auction in the world. Along the way these millionaires ask themselves the same questions we would pose ourselves; Where is the world going? What message would the polar bear try to tell us on the melting ice floes? What place does each of us occupy in this great planetary patchwork?