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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.

Writers:

Michael Dudok de Wit (story), Pascale Ferran (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 12 wins & 32 nominations. See more awards »

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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
Mickaël Dumoussaud Mickaël Dumoussaud ... Father
Elie Tertois Elie Tertois ... Son
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Storyline

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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A poignant, wordless fable of luminous imagery and swirling animation. See more »

Genres:

Animation | Fantasy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

France | Belgium | Japan

Language:

None

Release Date:

20 January 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La tortuga roja See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$21,010, 22 January 2017, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$920,057, 19 May 2017

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$787,712, 19 March 2017
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This is the first entirely dialogue-free French animated movie to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature. 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 Oscars (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

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 Masterpiece.
14 January 2017 | by sotirakasSee 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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