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by Rebecca Cremona


Young Theo is sent on his first trip with his Maltese sea faring family, but things go terribly wrong when the 'Simshar' sinks, leaving the crew stranded in the Mediterranean... Simultaneously, Alex - a medic reluctantly dispatched onto a Turkish Merchant vessel which has rescued a group of stranded African boat people between Malta and Italy - gets stuck on the boat as the countries wage a bureaucratic war over who should take in the migrants... The stories unravel in parallel and culminate tragically when the fishermen are traced down, but by that time there's only one survivor.

international title: Simshar
original title: Simshar
country: Malta
year: 2014
genre: fiction
directed by: Rebecca Cremona
film run: 101'
release date: MT 27/04/2014, FR 14/09/2016
screenplay: Rebecca Cremona, David Grech
cast: Lotfi Abdelli, Jimi Busuttil, Sékouba Doucouré
cinematography by: Chris Freilich
film editing: Daniel Lapira
costumes designer: Ernest Camilleri
music: Ruben Zahra
producer: Leslie Lucey
production: Kukumajsa Productions
distributor: VisioSfeir


main awards/selection

Brussels Film Festival 2015 
Mediterranean Film Festival of Montpellier 2015 
Brussels Mediterranean Film Festival 2015 

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