7.5/10
31,632
117 user 236 critic

The Red Turtle (2016)

La tortue rouge (original title)
Trailer
1:59 | Trailer
A man is shipwrecked on a deserted island and encounters a red turtle, which changes his life.

Writers:

Michael Dudok de Wit (story), Pascale Ferran (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 13 wins & 33 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Emmanuel Garijo Emmanuel Garijo ... The Father (voice)
Tom Hudson Tom Hudson ... The Son (young adult) (voice)
Baptiste Goy Baptiste Goy ... The Son (child) (voice)
Axel Devillers Axel Devillers ... The Baby (voice)
Barbara Beretta Barbara Beretta ... The Mother (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Maud Brethenoux Maud Brethenoux ... Mother (voice)
Mickaël Dumoussaud Mickaël Dumoussaud ... Father (voice)
Elie Tertois Elie Tertois ... Son (voice)
Edit

Storyline

Surrounded by the immense and furious ocean, a shipwrecked mariner battles for his life with the relentless towering waves. On the brink of demise, eventually, the man will find himself washed ashore on a deserted tropical island of sandy beaches, timid animal inhabitants, and a gracefully swaying bamboo forest. Alone, famished, yet determined to break free from this Eden-like prison, the stranded sailor summons up the strength to build a small raft, and sets off on a perilous journey in the wide open sea; however, an indistinguishable adversary prevents him from escaping. Never giving up hope, each day, the exhausted man attempts to make a new, sturdier, and more improved raft; nevertheless, 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. Could this be the heartless enemy? Written by Nick Riganas

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

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


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The red turtle does not appear until 24 minutes into the film. See more »


Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Featured in The Longing of Michael Dudok De Wit (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

String Quartet No.2 'Intimate Letters'
Composed by Leos Janácek
Performed by Jerusalem String Quartet
See more »

User Reviews

 
The Seasoned & Tidal Cycles of Life...
21 May 2020 | by XstalSee all my reviews

Plunder what you will, it's well worth the effort and a very rewarding one at that. Your interpretations will vary depending on your own experiences but you will recognise many elements, mostly metaphorical in their nature, that you can reflect upon and align with your own sands of time. Enchantingly ascribed to the medium of film, it also teaches us that simplicity and less complex presentations can often remove distortions that more technical offerings inadvertently introduce. We are still only Hunter Gatherers at the end of the day, and at the start of all those subsequent days that follow.


13 of 19 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 117 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Country:

France | Belgium | Japan | USA

Language:

None

Release Date:

20 January 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Red Turtle See more »

Edit

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$21,010, 22 January 2017

Gross USA:

$921,974

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,591,789
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed