During his shift on a transatlantic ship’s deck, Joel, a religious Filipino sailor, discovers Dumitru, a Romanian stowaway hidden between some containers.
If he is spotted by the Taiwanese officers running the vessel, Dumitru is at risk to be thrown overboard. Joel decides to hide him, as a sign of his gratitude towards God.
Soon, a dangerous cat and mouse game begins. When his crew, his own friends, even God itself start to turn their backs on him, Joel learns that he has to face his cruel destiny alone.
Cast & crew
Soliman Cruz, Niko Becker, Bart
Guingona, Olivier Ho Hio Hen (Stillwater)
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
George Chiper-Lillemark (Immaculate, Touch me Not)
Nicolas Becker (Sound of Metal – Oscar for Best Sound)
Cyril Holtz (3 Cesar awards, latest for The Sister Brothers)
De Film Production (Alis – Crystal Bear and Teddy Award Berlinale 2022)
Festivals and awards
- Venice 2022 - Orizzonti Competition