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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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Clive Gordon

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Paul Laverty
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Mullan ... Brookes
Daniel Brühl ... Chris
Luis Tosar ... Baptist
Samuli Edelmann ... Rhombus
Gary Lewis ... Herman
Nikki Amuka-Bird ... Subira
Ricky Grover ... Elvis
Koen Balcaen Koen Balcaen ... Spike
Christopher Fairbank ... Ralph
Carlos Blanco Carlos Blanco ... Sasha
Lois Soaxe Lois Soaxe ... Orlando
Jan Willem Jan Willem ... Luis
Joan Serrats Joan Serrats ... Ramazan
Pere Eugeni Font Pere Eugeni Font ... Frank 1
Gonzalo Cunill Gonzalo Cunill ... Frank 2
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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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Country:

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Release Date:

10 March 2006 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Escape[us] See more »

Filming Locations:

Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain See more »

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Trauma,DeAPlaneta,Morena Films See more »
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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© Cheikh Mamadou Ndiongue
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Very taut, impressive
27 January 2006 | by mcarcaiseSee 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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