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Ireland 2020
produced by
Ciaron Davies for Loose Gripp Films
directed by Ciaron Davies
starring Ciaron Davies, Sean Simon, Gerard Dempsey, Joseph Fuller, Gareth Guinness, Conn Hammond, Jack McCarten, Noel McCarten, Neil McKibben, John McNally
written by Ciaron Davies, music by Geoff Wilson, Ciaron Davies, The Plan

featurette

review by
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Captain Hornblower (Sean Simon) finds himself washed ashore on a fog-filled island, unbable to move or even see very clearly, and while he vaguely remembers his ship being wrecked on high sea and worries about his crew, he's confronted by a mysterious figure (Ciaron Davies) letting him in on some uncomfortable truths about his men being lured astray by pure greed, truths Captain Hornblower would rather not hear ...

 

A very interesting blend of pirate movie and fantasy that pretty much takes the former to a meta level - so gone are ships and battles, but enter greed as a driving force, greed really for greed's sake, with its object playing only second fiddle. But while this may sound very brain heavy, the story is actually told in a very entertaining, sometimes comedic but sometimes also haunting way, carried by strong central performances and a directorial effort light-footed enough to keep the audience engaged throughout.

 

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