A powerful piece of Film- You won't leave unscathed

By The_Separator
Written September 24, 2013
We learn that a high-speed boat has approached and boarded. The film is what happens while the pirates are onboard. The first thing the pirates do is demand food. The ship’s cook, played brilliantly by Danish actor Pilou Asbaek, becomes the pirate’s gopher and ad-hoc negotiator Conditions onboard are miserable. The cook and 2 other crewmen are kept in a small closet for weeks, four other crewmembers below deck. The job of casting the actors that play the pirates is ingenious. All the actor’s performances are in the Somali language (I think). Their interactions with the ship’s crew are so authentic that I’m guessing none of these men were trained actors. Contentious negotiations between the ship’s owners and the pirates leave questions. Could the ship’s owner have done more? Given in to the pirate’s demands sooner? Gotten the crew home faster? Undoubtedly questions that need to be asked of the real hijackings. More reviews at getthebonesaw.blogspot.com
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By jhlcubed
Written July 08, 2013
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Spectacular Film

By Alex343
Written August 18, 2013
What an outstanding film...Go see it.
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By ashleyrath07
Written June 30, 2013
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By olarsch
Written July 14, 2013
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