Up 13,398 this week

Secret Sharer (2014)

Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.8/10 from 80 users  
Reviews: 2 user | 6 critic

On a rusting cargo ship in the South China Sea, it's the young Polish captain's first command. His mutinous Chinese crew suspect him and his unscrupulous Boss of planning to scuttle the ... See full summary »


0Check in

Related News

Moviehouse bags four for Afm
| ScreenDaily
Film Review: 'Secret Sharer'
| CineVue

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 44 titles
created 16 Dec 2011
a list of 3615 titles
created 26 Dec 2013
a list of 44 titles
created 8 months ago
a list of 28 titles
created 7 months ago
a list of 501 titles
created 2 months ago

Related Items

Search for "Secret Sharer" on

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: Secret Sharer (2014)

Secret Sharer (2014) on IMDb 7.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Secret Sharer.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Shakespeare's tale of young love, betrayal, cross-dressing, and redemption.

Director: Thea Sharrock
Stars: Gareth Bennett-Ryan, Michael Benz, Philip Bird
Delight (2013)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Stranded in a remote Welsh village, a former war photographer's intense love affair with a younger man propels her into exorcising the ghosts of her past.

Director: Gareth Jones
Stars: Tim Dutton, Jeanne Balibar, Gavin Fowler
Last Flight (2014)
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  

Disaster waits for those traveling on the last red-eye flight from a secluded Pacific island. The captain and chief flight attendant fight to save passengers from the otherworldly storm of chaos and paranoia aboard their doomed aircraft.

Director: Vincent Zhou
Stars: Ed Westwick, Zhu Zhu, Leon Lee
Comedy | Romance | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

After an accident, a chauvinistic executive gains the ability to hear what women are really thinking.

Director: Daming Chen
Stars: Andy Lau, Li Gong, Li Yuan
Endeavour (TV Series 2013)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

Follows young Endeavour Morse in his early day as an Oxford police constable working with CID, encountering Strange for the first time, and developing the notable personality traits he would latterly refine.

Stars: Shaun Evans, Roger Allam, Jack Laskey
Here and Now (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Inner-city girl Grace doesn't want to spend a week in the country helping her parents save their marriage. Country boy Say finds Grace both obnoxious and attractive. Amongst the scenic grandeur of the dying days of summer the pair search for distraction and, against all odds, find each other.

Director: Lisle Turner
Stars: Claire Coache, Alex Evans, Caitlin Hillman

When a stranger, Thaddeus, is found badly wounded near the village, miner Li Kung and his wife Ah Ni offer him refuge. As he heals, he becomes entrenched in a conflict that pits the ... See full summary »

Director: Roel Reiné
Stars: Sahajak Boonthanakit, Pim Bubear, Ocean Hou
X Company (TV Series 2015)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

X COMPANY is an emotionally-driven character drama, set in the thrilling and dangerous world of WWII espionage and covert operations. It follows the stories of five highly skilled young ... See full summary »

Stars: Evelyne Brochu, Jack Laskey, Warren Brown
A Dangerous Game II (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

This sequel to You've Been Trumped (2011) investigates how big land developers like Donald Trump use golf as an excuse to build massive luxurious resorts on the expense of the locals and their ecosystem, and abuse natural resources.

Director: Anthony Baxter
Stars: Alec Baldwin, Robert Kennedy Jr., Donald Trump

During Earth's final days, theoretical physicist Dermot Turner works against time to move the human race off the planet.

Director: Michael Taverna
Stars: Virginia Madsen, Ayelet Zurer, Zhu Zhu
Drama | Romance | Thriller

On V.E. Day in 1945, as peace extends across Europe, Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret are allowed out to join the celebrations. It is a night full of excitement, danger and the first flutters of romance.

Director: Julian Jarrold
Stars: Sarah Gadon, Emily Watson, Rupert Everett
Face to Face (1952)
Western | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  
Directors: John Brahm, Bretaigne Windust
Stars: James Mason, Gene Lockhart, Michael Pate


Credited cast:
Ching-ting Hsia ...
Mong Lin
Leon Dai ...
Captain Wang
Si Qin Chao Ke Tu ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sittinont Ananvorakhun ...
Assistant Cook
K.M. Lo ...
Aroon Wanasbodeewong ...
Ying Wang ...
Yang Shu's Girl
Bao Yin Ni Mu Hu ...
Yang Shu
Guo Zhongyou ...
Song Bin Zhu ...
The Boss


On a rusting cargo ship in the South China Sea, it's the young Polish captain's first command. His mutinous Chinese crew suspect him and his unscrupulous Boss of planning to scuttle the ship for an insurance scam. When the crew abandon ship, the young captain is left alone on board, helpless, anchored in a bay. That night while waiting anxiously on deck, he finds a naked body floating in the sea below, tangled up in the ship's rope ladder. Pulling the ladder, the captain discovers a Chinese woman in distress. She climbs on board, saying only "Hide me". Dawn comes a few hours later and so does a search party, looking for a murderer..... (In English & Mandarin.) Inspired by Joseph Conrad's "The Secret Sharer" Written by Peter Fudakowski

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis



Official Sites:



| | |



Release Date:

27 June 2014 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Prenosilac tajni  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office


$5,000,000 (estimated)

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


References The Secret Agent (1996) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Adventure on the high seas
29 July 2014 | by (London) – See all my reviews

I have the fondest of memories of Jack Laskey as Orlando in the Globe's production of As You Like It circa 2010 opposite Naomi Frederick's Rosalind. It was so full of guileish charm that I was utterly gripped by their roundabout romance. It so happens that production is available on DVD from the globe and it has its own IMDb entry here. Laskey's character in this film is not so far away from Orlando with his out-of-his-depth nervousness perfectly balanced with a need to assert himself as the new captain of the rust bucket cargo ship that has been stuck in port for six months and is being used by the motley crew as cheap apartments. Konrad, Laskey's character, has been suddenly promoted to captain beyond his years and he knows there is something strange about it. So does his oddball crew who suspect he will deliberately wreck the ship to get the insurance, wrecking them along with it, just to make things look convincing. With this tense atmosphere in place they embark on a journey. Konrad wakes one day to find that the crew has dropped anchor and is sailing away on a dinghy for some unscheduled R&R. While left stranded alone on the ship during the night a naked Chinese woman, Li, climbs aboard mermaid-like from the sea. Konrad takes her to his cabin after she passes out and there she recuperates without much care to put any clothes back on and Konrad is understandably enticed, agreeing to help her. The next day the captain of a nearby ship boards and searches the ship attempting to find the woman claiming that she is a murderer. With the stakes now raised considerably higher he keeps her presence a secret from the crew who return soon enough which means he has to share his food rations with her and she becomes the secret sharer. Once it becomes clear that Konrad will indeed be expected to scuttle the ship, Li becomes pivotal in forming an escape plan and winning the crew over.

There is so much to admire about this film.The performances of the actors are especially wonderful with Laskey cunningly developing from a yes man, keen to impress the man known only as "the Boss", into the captain of this soul without tedious histrionics. Zhu Zhu as the stowaway Li exudes mystery as she changes slowly from traumatised suicide attempter to a more confident and often rather petulant collaborator and lover of captain Konrad. Her vaguely American accent only adds to the sense that this is a woman with a past, a past we will never know about. The rest of the crew are all excellent, each with a distinctively drawn portrait, if with somewhat broad strokes. The Director, Peter Fudakowski , seems determined to keep things simple with few flourishes. The camera lingers, at first on the shimmering sea and then on the perpetually naked body of Zhu Zhu, who is, as it were, reborn in Konrad's cabin having left every stitch of her former life behind, and this lingering of the camera reflects the dreamy focus of Konrad and leads us into his seducements with the sea and her. It is subtly done and nicely balances the writing with the direction, but since both were the same person it is not so surprising. The balance is further developed when Konrad's budding romance is contrasted with a suspicious crew on the verge of mutiny. The dialogue is uncomplicated among the lovers and often hilarious among the crew, providing a window onto the world of gigantic cargo vessels.

The critical reception of this film has been generally less than buoyant with only a few seeing what I saw, chief among them Allan Hunter of the Express (4*/5). Whilst I can accept the limitations of the film (it's a bit "Mills and Boon", the ending is half baked and doesn't make sense) still some of the criticisms that have been leveled against it seem picky at best. This negative attention may have prevented the film finding its audience (there is one) since it seemed to sink without trace, scuppered by critics. Its a pity because its an entertaining, uplifting and beautiful film.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Secret Sharer (2014) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: