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The Red Turtle
8.3
/10
6,482 Ratings

THE RED TURTLE

La tortue rouge

Directed by Michael Dudok de Wit
France, Japan, 2016
Animation, Drama, Fantasy

Synopsis

Stranded on a deserted tropical island, a man struggles to survive. Gradually acquiring the skills he needs to stay alive, he tries to get off the island on a makeshift raft, only to encounter a giant turtle living in the open sea that will change his life.

Synopsis

Stranded on a deserted tropical island, a man struggles to survive. Gradually acquiring the skills he needs to stay alive, he tries to get off the island on a makeshift raft, only to encounter a giant turtle living in the open sea that will change his life.

Our take

A simple story spectacularly told, Michael Dudok de Wit’s existential and emotional animated drama is yet another impeccable entry in Studio Ghibli’s unparalleled canon. Magnificently minimalist, a film both serene and splendidly crafted—without words, dialogue, music or special effects.