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The Red Turtle (2017)The Red Turtle (2017)

The Red Turtle (2017)

An astonishing, dialogue-free animated fable featuring nature as its only protagonist

Animation, Drama, Family, Fantasy

best
THE VERY BEST

8.5

movie

Belgium, France
No language
Gripping, Mind-blowing, Original
2016
Michael Dudok de Wit
Barbara Beretta, Emmanuel Garijo, Tom Hudson
81 min

Synopsis

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The dialogue-less film follows the major life stages of a castaway on a deserted tropical island populated by turtles, crabs and birds.

Our Take

8.5
Sonia Botsarova

Co-produced by the legendary Studio Ghibli and directed by Dutch animator Michaël Dudok de Wit, The Red Turtle is a tale about a man shipwrecked on a desert island whose fate is changed upon meeting a giant turtle. Beautiful images are pulled together and combined with the film’s delicate symbolism about humanity and nature, in a story told with remarkable restraint. The only sound in the movie is that of nature and the film’s beautifully relaxing score. Using only simple ingredients, The Red Turtle is an enigmatic, captivating, and highly-recommended gem that, after all, encompasses life itself.

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