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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© Cheikh Mamadou Ndiongue
Interpreted by Cheikh Mamadou Ndiongue, Fall Sakhewar, Mamadou Gueye, Sylla Mo
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Crew Cut

This is a delight. I have seldom seen so much achieved with so little. What a crew! What accents! This reminds me of the Bill Hicks sketch where he recalls that Brits seldom have more than a soccer ball to threaten people with.

This German kid makes the big mistake of going to Africa outside of a World Cup event. Next the mistake of running out of funds. Falling foul of the militia. Losing his passport. And then the chance to get back to Europe on a cargo ship.

We, who like films, are always looking for little gems that slip through the Net. They are not put together by committee. They are not put together on someone's PC. Things don't blow up every five minutes. The hero does not dodge all the bullets sent his way.

One of the best captains I have seen.


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