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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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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 11 wins & 29 nominations. See more awards »

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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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One of the Best Films of the Year! A Knockout! 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) (20 January 2017)

Gross:

$920,057 (USA) (19 May 2017)
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Trivia

When the woman and boy swim they propel themselves with their arms but do not use their legs. This is similar to the way sea turtles swim. 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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References Gulliver's Travels (1939) See more »

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Flying with the Turtles
Conducted by Oleg Kondratenko
Performed by F.A.M.E.'S. Project (akaThe Macedonian Radio Symphony Orchestra)
Music By Laurent Perez Del Mar
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A masterclass in animation storytelling
19 December 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I'm a big fan of survival films. In particular, J.C. Chandor's All Is Lost is my favorite film of the decade so far and it's with high praise that I say that The Red Turtle reminded me so much of it. The animation is simple, but it's perfect for this type of story. It's an amazingly written film. It understands the power of visual storytelling and it never loses our gaze. The music score is also perfectly integrated, composed and mixed with a real care for the quieter moments and it never overdoes anything (something that many dialogue-less films do). Animation or no animation, you become deeply invested in these characters. I can't recommend this film enough. I highly recommend it.


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