Movie True North (2006) download free
Book Title: True North|
Directors: Steve Hudson
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Release Date: 2007-09-14
Runtime: 96 min
Stars: Peter Mullan,Martin Compston,Gary Lewis
User ratings: 3.6
Number of downloads: 1698
File size: 18.75 Mb
Page views: 4148
Video quality: BDRip
Last download: 7 days ago
IMDb Rating: 7.0
Full movie description "True North":The skipper of the Scottish trawler PD-100 has worked for more than thirty-two years to buy his fishing vessel but is bankrupt and near to lose his ship to the bank. While in the port of Ostend, Belgium, his first mate and son Sean accepts a lot of money to smuggle Chinese illegal immigrants to Scotland to keep the trawler with his father. The crewman Riley helps him in the scheme, and they hide the group in a store below the boatswain store. However, a Chinese teenagers hides in the engine room, stealing food and leaving money in the galley. The cook, who is a little slow and has issues with sex, finds the stowaway and helps her. Sean decides to stay longer in the North Sea to get catch and avoid problems with customs, leaving the immigrants in the most subhuman conditions. When one of the Chinese dies, despair is triggered leading the crew to tragic actions.
Reviews of the True NorthTrue North hits the ground running. It's never less than engrossing and the performances are uniformly excellent.
What sounds like a derivative thriller: A crew of fishermen facing bankruptcy decide to smuggle Chinese immigrants from mainland Europe to Scotland, could easily have traded on clichés for it's effects. But writer/director Steve Hudson creates an all together more complex portrait of what essentially decent people will do in desperate circumstances.
Martin Compton shows a maturity and stoicism in his performance.
Peter Mullens character has the greatest arc; as an ex-con who lives his life at a superficial level to avoid engaging in anything deeply who has his humanity awakened by the plight of the immigrants stored in the belly of the boat.
Gary Lewis quietly exudes the desperation of man whose working life is based around daily failure.
Steven Robertson is excellent as the uptight cook from the Western Isles who is terrified of his own sexuality.
But the real revelation for me was first time actress Angel Li whose facial expressions are pages of dialogue in themselves.
My criticism of the film is not in the story itself but the state of the Scottish film industry with again, another Scottish story being shot predominantly in Ireland.
In closing, I just hope True North gets the distribution deal that it deserves. It will probably be marketed as a thriller but it is so much more than this. Go see it.
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