The dialogue-free picture centers on a man shipwrecked on a tropical island inhabited by turtles, crabs and birds. When he builds a wooden raft, he is confronted by the titular turtle. The story then follows the milestones in his life on the island which include meeting a woman and starting a family.
*SPOILER ALERT* THE STORY: It begins with a man alone in the open roiling sea, tossed about until he is swept ashore on a small deserted island where he finds fresh water, food, and a safe haven yet yearns to be be free of it, constantly building rafts on which he might escape. A large red sea turtle scuttles his bamboo crafts each and every time, forcing him back to the beach. When the turtle herself... read more
Story This movie is the story of a man who becomes stranded on a deserted island. At first, he tries to escape, but his attempts are thwarted by a red turtle. In his anger, the man attacks and injures the turtle, but he later regrets it. Then (for some unexplained reason) the turtle turns into a woman. The man falls in love with the woman, decides to stay on the island... read more