Directed by Nicolas Roeg, this is based on an amazing true story based on a travel memoir by Lucy Irvine, Roeg had two sides of the story to chose from, that of Irvine's and her companion Gerald Kingsland, Roeg went with Irvine's account. It is a bit sensationalist for it's day, but Roeg adds his usual touches of sex and beautiful cinematography. Despite the odd misgiving, it works. Sort of. Gerald Kingsland (Oliver Reed) advertises in Time Out magazine for a female companion to spend a year with him on a desert island. Young typist Lucy Irving (Amanda Donohoe) applies to the position on a whim, and after meeting with Kingsland, he chooses her. Kingsland has selected the island Tuin, between New Guinea and Australia. As the location where they'll be spending a year. They go and set up camp on the island, and try to carry on life there. But, it's clear that paradise is not all it's cracked up to be, and Kingsland succumbs to madness, and it's Irvine who has to pick up the pieces and keep going. It's a naturalistic work, not Roeg's best, and it does drag in places. But Reed and Donohoe give very good performances, it was produced by Cannon Films, and it's amazing the best film they've produced in a sea of stinkers.