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TRUE NORTH

by Steve Hudson

synopsis

The crew of a Scottish trawler try to save their boat from bankruptcy by smuggling illegal Chinese immigrants to Britain. Without a decent catch, though, they are sure to be searched when entering port. Days go by without the net being filled, with the Chinese locked in the hold below. When the Skipper finally learns of his illegal cargo, he takes drastic measures to avert the certain loss of his beloved ship.

original title: True North
country: Ireland, Germany, United Kingdom
year: 2006
genre: fiction
directed by: Steve Hudson
film run: 97'
release date: UK 14/09/2007
cast: Peter Mullan, Martin Compston, Gary Lewis
cinematography by: Peter Robertson
film editing: Andrea Mertens
art director: John Hand, Bettina Schmidt
costumes designer: Carole K. Millar
music: Edmund Butt
producer: Sonja Ewers, Eddie Dick, David Collins, Benjamina Mirnik
production: Samson Films, Ariel Films, Makar Productions, Rosebud Films (DE)
backing: BBC Films, Bórd Scannán na hÉireann, Eurimages, Filmförderungsanstalt FFA, Filmfonds Nordrheln-Westfalen, Scottish Screen
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