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A.k.a.
The Red Turtle
Year
2016
Runtime
80 min.
Director
Michael Dudok de Wit
Genres
Animation, Fantasy, Family
Rating *
7.5
Votes *
21,361
Checks
2,133
Favs
226
Dislikes
14
Favs/checks
10.6% (1:9)
Favs/dislikes
16:1
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  1. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    When Studio Ghibli calls you and wants to distribute your animated short AND give you money and expertise to make a feature film, you say yes. Such was the fate of Michael Dudok de Wit; the result is The Red Turtle, a heart-breaking fairy tale with shades of The Little Mermaid, in which a castaway finds himself on a deserted island with little more than some absolutely adorable (though realistic) crabs, his attempts at escape stymied by a large red turtle who becomes his nemesis until he realizes what it really wants from him. A moving film without any dialog, it never can explain its conceits directly, but makes them clear poetically, several times through dream sequences that manifest the character's emotional state. It is a film about our connection with nature, and our place in it, both for the good and the bad, but I can't claim to have cracked its code in a single sitting. I can only urge you to see it. 7 years 8 months ago
  2. John Milton's avatar

    John Milton

    An absolute masterpiece. 8 years ago
  3. snowman181's avatar

    snowman181

    Beautiful and rewarding, especially if you don't approach it expecting a tight plot. 7 years 5 months ago
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