Kensuke’s Kingdom

Dir: Kirk Hendry, Neil Boyle
Cast: Sally Hawkins, Ken Watanabe, Cillian Murphy, Raffey Cassidy
84mins   2022   UK   PG   English   

A young boy Michael is taken by his family on a round-the-world sailing trip. But when a storm strikes, Michael and his dog Stella are swept overboard and washed up on a remote island.

They struggle to survive, but one day Michael wakes to find fresh fish and coconut milk by his cave.

He discovers his mysterious benefactor is Kensuke, a former Japanese soldier, creator of a treetop kingdom and protector of the orangutans.

Slowly, communicating through drawings rather than words, Michael and Kensuke form a friendship. But something threatens to destroy the fragile world Kensuke has created.

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