Description of an Island

Adventure/Nature, Germany 1979

In the heart of the South Pacific, a team of five intrepid researchers sets its course for Ureparapara, a remote volcanic island nestled amidst the northern reaches of the New Hebrides. Their mission is to delve deep into the island's enigmatic geography, immerse themselves in the lives of its indigenous inhabitants, and unravel the secrets of its captivating flora and fauna. Within this diverse group, each member embraces a distinct role, from surveying the land's mysteries to studying its botanical wonders. In keeping with tradition, one participant assumes the role of a dedicated draughtsman, inspired by the legendary explorers of yore who never ventured into the South Seas without one. As this eclectic team, which includes a native islander, embarks on their journey, they navigate a tapestry of challenges and conflicts while also discovering moments of pure joy and fulfillment. Yet, at the core of their cinematic expedition lies the profound essence of research—a captivating blend of ethnographic exploration and fictitious aspirations, fueled by an unquenchable thirst for adventure and dreams woven into the very fabric of science. In the words of esteemed film critic Frieda Grafe, this film emerges as an 'ethnographic feature,' a mesmerizing fusion of ethnography seamlessly entwined with the allure of adventure. As the story unfolds, audiences are transported into the captivating world of these explorers, where the boundless passion for discovery takes center stage, unveiling the timeless allure of scientific exploration.
200 min
HD
Starting at 0
Audio language:
German
Subtitles:
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Original title:

Beschreibung einer Insel

Original language:

German

Format:

4:3 HD, Color

Age rating:

Starting at 0

Audio language:

German

Subtitles:

EnglishSpanish