Fiction, English; Turkish sub., Romania, France, Greece, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, 2022, Color, 123’

Based on a true story. 1996, open sea. 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 of being thrown overboard. Joel decides to hide him, as a sign of his gratitude toward God. Soon, a dangerous cat-and-mouse game begins. When his crew, his friends, and even God itself start to turn their backs on him, Joel learns that he has to face his cruel destiny alone.

Director : Mihai Mincan

Producer : Radu Stancu, Ioana Lascăr, Cyriac Auriol, Konstantinos Vassilaros, Poli Angelova

Screenplay : Mihai Mincan

DoP : George Chipper-Lillemark

Editing : Dragoș Apetri

Cast : Niko Becker, Soliman Cruz, Bart Guingona, Olivier Ho Hio Hen (Stillwater), Alexandre Nguyen