With the help of a smuggler, a group of illegal immigrants attempt to leave France on a cargo ship headed for Canada. They succeed in sneaking into a container which is deposited at the bottom of the ship's hold.
Two men, two women and two children, strangers to one another at first, are confined to a space of 25 square meters. As the days drag out, tempers flare and provision begin to run out.
Outside the container, the crew is vigilant: no stowaways will be tolerated on board. Suddenly, in the middle of the ocean, engine failure brings the ship to a stop. Inside the container, tension turns to violance.
Without food or water, the stowaways have but one choice: to leave the con¬tainer, in spite of the crew's watchfulness.
Dschoint Ventschr Filmproduktion
TSR; Les Productions du Regard; Les Films de la Cassine; Morgane Films
Producers: Werner "Swiss" Schweizer, Esther van Messel
Photography: Silvain Brault
Editor: Christian Marcotte
Written and directed by: Denis Chouinard & Nicolas Wadimoff
Prix / Festivals / Awards
- Silver Dolphin for Best Director
Locarno International Film Festival
Chicago International Film Festival
Göteborg Film Festival
Toronto International Film Festival
Moscow International Film Festival
Thessaloniki International Film Festival
- Bayard d'Or du Meilleur Film
New Dehli International FIlm Festival
- Best Actress