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Nicolas Roeg directed this dreamy erotic adventure film based on two Australian non-fiction best-sellers -- Lucy Irvine's Castaway and Gerald Kingsland's The Islander. Both best-sellers concern former clerk and waitress Lucy Irvine's response to an advertisement placed by writer Gerald Kingsland in a magazine seeking "a wife for a year on a tropical island." Irvine responded to the ad and, after learning that she would have to pay for the trip to the island of Tuin (between New Guinea and Australia), the not-very-happy couple took off to Tuin for a thirteen-month stay,… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Despite all its short-comings, Roeg never lets things get dull--his camera sees to that."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"One of Roeg's most watchable"
‑ David Poland, Hot Button
"Strange Nicolas Roeg film doesn't quite work, but remains fascinating."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
""mesmerizing visuals hold the attention, even when the plot does not""
‑ James Sanford, Kalamazoo Gazette
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