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The Red Turtle
La tortue rouge
2016 / France, Belgium, Japan / 80 min / N-13
Director(s) - Michael Dudok de Wit
Screenwriter(s) - Michael Dudok de Wit, Pascale Ferran
Producer(s) - Toshio Suzuki, Vincent Maraval, Pascal Caucheteux, Grégoire Sorlat, Valérie Schermann, Christophe Jankovic, Rémi Burah, Olivier Père
Editor(s) - Céline Kélépikis
Composer(s) - Laurent Perez del Mar
Sales agent - Wild Bunch
Distributor - Kino Pavasaris Distribution
Production company -
Dialogues - No Dialogue
Subtitles - No Subtitle
Studio Ghibli’s first international co-production is a ravishing castaway fable that combines beauty, mystery, drama and heartbreak. It’s yet another triumph for Oscar awarded animator Michael Dudok de Wit. The story reminds Daniel Defoe's "Robinson Crusoe", but overcomes it with unexpected twist. A man marooned on a desert island tries desperately to escape, until one day he encounters a strange red turtle that will change his life. In this authentic animated silent film the nature and human being are faced to each other in a serene atmosphere.
Michaël Dudok de Wit (b. 1953 in Abcoude, Netherlands).
"The Interview" (1978), "Tom Sweep" (1992, short), "The Monk and the Fish" (1994, short), "Father and Daughter" (2000, short), "The Aroma of Tea" (2006, short), "The Red Turtle" (2016, "Kino pavasaris").