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True North

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 to be searched when entering the 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.
Genre Drama
Category Feature
Year of Production 2006
Director Steve Hudson
Screenplay Steve Hudson
Cinematography Peter Robertson
Cast Peter Mullan, Martin Compston, Gary Lewis
Producers Sonja Ewers, Benjamina Mirnik, David Collins, Eddie Dick
Production Companies Ariel Films/Huerth, Samson Films/Dublin, Makar Prod./Edinburgh
Runtime 97 min
Format 35 mm, color
Sound Technology Dolby Digital THX
Festivals Toronto 2006 (Discovery)
With backing from Film- und Medienstiftung NRW

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