Better to face the wild nature and the natives in an uncharted island, than return home and be hanged. Or so thought these sailors before they started fighting among themselves.
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Cast overview:
Serge Dupire
Martin Lamotte
John Mairai
Jean-Pierre Castaldi
Gérard Darrieu


The mini-series L'Île (French for 'the island') is based on the book by Robert Merle, which is a fictionalized story inspired by the 1789 mutiny of the HMAV "Bounty". An 18th century British merchant vessel, the "Blossom", is bound for Tahiti when a tyrant captain Blunt strikes down a seaman, a relative of the first mate Mason (Cremer). Mason seeks vendetta and kills Blunt with a single shot in full view of the crew. Prior to and during their stay in Tahiti it becomes apparent to Mason that upon their return to England he would be court-martialled and executed for mutiny. Instead, he opts to sail the vessel with a handful of sailors and Polynesian natives to an uncharted island in order to establish a settlement. Since there are more men than women, the British sailors make sure that each of them will have a native wife, while the Polynesian men are left with only a few women to be shared among many men. The situation leads into a miniature civil war, during which all men except one ... Written by TV

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23 June 1987 (France)  »

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Agria nisia  »

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(7 episodes)


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