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La tortue rouge (2016)

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A man is shipwrecked on a deserted island and encounters a red turtle, which changes his life.

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Cast overview:
Emmanuel Garijo ...
The Father (voice)
Tom Hudson ...
The Son (young adult) (voice)
Baptiste Goy ...
The Son (child) (voice)
Axel Devillers ...
The Baby (voice)
Barbara Beretta ...
The Mother (voice)
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Surrounded by the immense and furious ocean, a shipwrecked mariner battles all alone for his life with the relentless towering waves. Right on the brink of his demise, the man set adrift by the raging tempest washes ashore on a small and deserted tropical island of sandy beaches, timid animal inhabitants and a slender but graceful swaying bamboo forest. Alone, famished, yet, determined to break free from his Eden-like prison, after foraging for food and fresh water and encouraged by the dense forest, the stranded sailor builds a raft and sets off to the wide sea, however, an indistinguishable adversary prevents him from escaping. Each day, the exhausted man never giving up hope will attempt to make a new, more improved raft, but the sea is vast with wonderful and mysterious creatures and the island's only red turtle won't let the weary survivor escape that easily. Is this the heartless enemy? Written by Nick Riganas

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Minimalistic and transcendental, just like the most beautiful Japanese fables! See more »

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Animation | Fantasy

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Rated PG for some thematic elements and peril | See all certifications »

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20 January 2017 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La tortuga roja  »

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Opening Weekend:

$21,010 (USA) (22 January 2017)

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$920,057 (USA) (19 May 2017)
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Only six animators from Studio Ghibli worked on this film. See more »

Crazy Credits

The Studio Ghibli logo is red instead of the traditional blue, to honor the title character. See more »

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Featured in The 89th Annual Academy Awards (2017) See more »

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String Quartet No.2 'Intimate Letters'
Composed by Leos Janácek
Performed by Jerusalem String Quartet
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A Masterpiece.
14 January 2017 | by See all my reviews

The movie was a pure masterpiece. Details were plenty for the eager-to- notice viewer, and provided great narrative and hints for the plot. Nothing is unimportant and this lively yet lonely world, and the more attention you pay to the smallest things, the more this movie makes sense. The music score was fantastic and at times it really flooded me with emotions. The plot has you thinking of all the possibilities that could have been true or not, and as such it's a fulfilling experience, one to be discussed for much time after the screening. As long as you have a vivid fantasy, you'll enjoy this movie and really think about it. The only setback is that at times it grew tiring and could use 10 minutes less time. Absolutely recommend! 9/10


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