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Synopsis

Chris, a cocky young traveller in Africa, loses his passport in an altercation with the police, and has to stow away on The Gull, a cargo ship bound for Marseilles to get home. On board, he quickly discovers that The Gull is no ordinary vessel, and that its crew - led by the enigmatic, haunted Captain Brookes - harbours a terrible secret. Chris hides and watches, increasingly disturbed by what he witnesses. Discovered, he fears for his life, but is reprieved by Brookes who – drawn by the young man's naivete and spirit - offers him his protection. Both compelled and repelled by the Captain, Chris accepts reluctantly, and is set to work in the kitchen with Baptist, the cook. Tensions rise amongst the volatile sailors, and despite himself, Chris is trapped in their desperate, deadly pact. When crew members begin disappearing, it becomes apparent that he is not the only stranger on board.

As paranoia mounts, as the remaining crew grow increasingly violent, and as Brookes' precarious mask of sanity begins to slip, Chris is forced into a lethal game of cat and mouse, faced with the unbearable choice between fighting for survival at all costs, or following his conscience and risking his life. What's in the hold?

Details

Year
2008
Type of film
Features
Running Time
93mins
Format
35mm
Director
Clive Gordon
Producer
Vicki Patterson
Co-Producer
Helena Danielsson, Antonio Chavarrias, Emma Lustres
Editor
Fernando Franco
Screenwriter
Paul Laverty
Director of Photography
Sean Bobbitt
Production Designer
Jordi Yrla
Music
Stephen Warbeck, additional music by Sergio Moure
Principal Cast
Peter Mullan, Daniel Brühl, Luis Tosar

Genre

Production Company

Morena Films/Slate Films

Sales
Company

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