|Original title:||Robinson Crusoé|
|Format:||2 x two hours|
|Directed by:||Thierry Chabert|
|Produced by:||Produced by GMT for Sat.1 in association withFRANCE 2 and arte|
Robinson CrusoeThe timeless adventure classic – interpreted for our time
Starring Pierre Richard
The story is well-known: a man is shipwrecked on a desert island, overcomes solitude and the harshness of life in the wild, finds and "civilizes" a native he calls Friday, returns to his home after many years. In this adaptation starring distinguished French screen star Pierre Richard, however, the story is reinterpreted with a message of tolerance uniquely suited to our time.
Holding center stage is the sparkling match of wits between Robinson and Friday, the young native saved by Robinson. With subtlety and naturalness, Friday opposes his own "pagan" views and beliefs to those of Robinson, ultimately proving them as valid and valuable as his companion's.
At the latest when Robinson calls his companion by his real name, Itaua, and takes part in Itaua's dance to the native gods does this "Robinson Crusoe" make a compelling case for brotherly love and greater understanding. The hero's inner transformation proves as exciting, engaging and entertaining as his many adventures on the desert island.