A young backpacker gets into some trouble in Africa and stows away on a cargo ship heading to Europe.

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A young backpacker gets into some trouble in Africa and stows away on a cargo ship heading to Europe.

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The secret will never leave the ship


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Rated R for brief nude images | See all certifications »
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10 March 2006 (Spain)  »

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Rejtélyes szállítmány  »

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© Cheikh Mamadou Ndiongue
Interpreted by Cheikh Mamadou Ndiongue, Fall Sakhewar, Mamadou Gueye, Sylla Mo
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Very taut, impressive
27 January 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Very strong film. I just viewed it at the Sundance Film Fest. Top-notch cast, especially Peter Mullan as the Captain. His voice is like a limestone quarry. Great cinematography (and in the tight quarters of a cargo ship) executed by a crew that comes from documentaries. It is the director's debut fiction feature. Apparently all of his previous work has been in the documentary genre. I say a very good first outing.

Others felt it dragged at times, but I disagree. Very well-paced. It begins as a young man's desperate journey home to Europe and becomes a study of a depraved Captain. The subtext is a comment on government's tendency to outsource dirty work (in this case dealing with stowaways).


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