This film has nothing to do with Robert Louis Stevenson's classic story. Rather this movie is about the World War II naval base called Treasure Island that was located in San Francisco Bay.... See full summary »
Young Jim Hawkins is the only one who can sucessfully get a schooner to a legendary Island known for buried Treasure. But aboard the ship is a mysterious cook named John Silver, whose true ... See full summary »
A pure masterpiece! Undoubtedly Ruiz's best! Treasure island belongs to this category of films that is devoted to express the realm of childhood, with all its delighted charm, and also its perverted games. This film is not merely an adaptation of Stevenson's famous work ; it tells the story of a child that is gradually brought into a sort of game orchestrated by adults, a game which recreates the childlike universe of Stevenson's Treasure Island. And gradually too, this child happens to merge (but it would be hard to explain) into the figure of the author, played by Jean-Pierre Léaud, whose off-voice relates in French the memories of the child himself. A jigsaw-like film, that is worth to be seen a lot of consecutive times, without its delightful treasures being completely revealed. >
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