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The Pirates of Somalia (2017)

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In 2008, rookie journalist Jay Bahadur forms a half-baked plan to embed himself among the pirates of Somalia. He ultimately succeeds in providing the first close-up look into who these men ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
... Jay Bahadur
... Seymour Tolbin
... Maria Bahadur
... Abdi
... Katlyn
... Jared Bahadur
... Alex
... Tracy Ziconni
... Agent Brice
... Mitch Kelp
... Ancient Warrior (voice) (as Hakeemshady Mohamed)
Sabrina Hassan ... Maryan
... Avril Benoît
... Kailash Bahadur
... Navy Admiral
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In 2008, rookie journalist Jay Bahadur forms a half-baked plan to embed himself among the pirates of Somalia. He ultimately succeeds in providing the first close-up look into who these men are, how they live, and the forces that drive them.

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canada | writer | drugs | gun | See All (4) »

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Biography | Drama

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Rated R for language throughout, drug content, and brief strong violence. | See all certifications »

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8 December 2017 (USA)  »

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Dabka  »

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Barkhad Abdi, who was born in Somalia, had his break out role in Captain Philips. A movie about Somalian Pirates. Barkhad Abdi plays one of the main pirates in that movie, that is describing an incident, that is part of this story. See more »

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Jay Bahadur: [trying a Somalian drug] What's the effects?
Abdi: Makes some people want to have sex... others are very talkative.
Jay Bahadur: [spitting out in disgust] Ugh!
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The closing credits identify the many Somali refugees in the cast and crew with the year they became a refugee. See more »

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References Black Hawk Down (2001) See more »

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In Love With You
Written by Ed Hartman
Performed by Ed Hartman
Courtesy of Crucial Music
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Evan Peters does an amazing job
14 February 2018 | by See all my reviews

I loved this film, it is so refreshing to see actual Somalian people given the chance to tell their story. I thought the film was fantastic, the drama was peppered with humor which made it more real

All of the leads were fantastic Evan Peters and Barkhad Abdi were the stand outs. I really felt their friendship grow through the film and about 30 minutes in I forgot they were acting as the drama became more real. I loved the Director's use of animation throughout the film.

I recommend this film as it is about another point of view and it is linked to the movie Captain Philips.

This film explains about the Somalian Culture and the motives behind the Piracy. I learned so much more from this film than from the Tom Hanks vehicle.

If I was to sum up its a cracking story of courage, hope and the search for the truth.

Loved every minute of it


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