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Captain Phillips is a multi-layered examination of the 2009 hijacking of the U.S. container ship Maersk Alabama by a crew of Somali pirates. It is - through director Paul Greengrass's distinctive lens - simultaneously a pulse-pounding thriller and a complex portrait of the myriad effects of globalization. The film focuses on the relationship between the Alabama's commanding officer Captain Richard Phillips (two time Academy Award -winner Tom Hanks) and the Somali pirate captain Muse (Barkhad Abdi) who takes him hostage. Phillips and Muse are set on an unstoppable collision course when Muse and his crew target Phillips' unarmed ship; in the ensuing standoff 145 miles off the Somali coast both men will find themselves at the mercy of forces beyond their control. The film is directed by Academy Award nominee Paul Greengrass from a screenplay by Billy Ray based upon the book A Captain's Duty: Somali Pirates Navy SEALs and Dangerous Days at Sea by Richard Phillips with Stephan Talty. The film is produced by Scott Rudin Dana Brunetti and Michael De Luca.

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Tom Hanks stars in this Academy Award-nominated drama directed by Paul Greengrass based on the real life hijacking of a US cargo ship by Somali pirates. The Maersk Alabama became the first US cargo ship to be hijacked in 200 years when heavily armed Somalis boarded the vessel on the 8th of April 2009. As commander of the ship, Captain Richard Phillips (Hanks) inevitably found himself at the heart of events. Held hostage by the pirates under the command of Muse (Barkhad Abdi), Phillips attempts to protect both his crew and ship to the best of his ability. However, as the drama plays out and Phillips spends more time in the company of his Somali captors, he gradually comes to realise that they have a story, too. Far from the greedy, heartless thugs of pirate lore, the Somalis may well represent the forces of globalisation as surely as the Maersk Alabama - the underside. With the stakes high, the crisis intensifies and someone will have to pay the price... The film was nominated for Oscars for Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Supporting Actor (Abdi) and won the BAFTA for Best Supporting Actor (Abdi).

Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 or region free DVD player in order to play  Captain Phillips is a multi-layered examination of the 2009 hijacking of the US container ship Maersk Alabama by a crew of Somali pirates It is - through director Paul Greengrass&39;s distinctive lens - simultaneously a pulse-pounding thriller and a complex portrait of the myriad effects of globalization The film focuses on the relationship between the Alabama&39;s commanding officer Captain Richard Phillips (two time Academy Award®-winner Tom Hanks) and the Somali pirate captain Muse (Barkhad Abdi) who takes him hostage Phillips and Muse are set on an unstoppable collision course when Muse and his crew target Phillips&39; unarmed ship; in the ensuing standoff 145 miles off the Somali coast both men will find themselves at the mercy of forces beyond their control The film is directed by Academy Award® nominee Paul Greengrass from a screenplay by Billy Ray based upon the book A Captain&39;s Duty Somali Pirates Navy SEALs and Dangerous Days at Sea by Richard Phillips with Stephan Talty The film is produced by Scott Rudin Dana Brunetti and Michael De Luca Actors Tom Hanks Barkhad Abdi Barkhad Abdirahman Faysal Ahmed Mahat M Ali Michael Chernus Catherine Keener David Warshofsky Corey Johnson Chris Mulkey Yul Vazquez Max Martini Omar Berdouni Mohamed Ali & Issak Farah Samatar Director Paul Greengrass Certificate 12 years and over Year 2013 Screen Widescreen 2401 Anamorphic Languages English - Dolby Digital (51) Additional Languages English Audio Description ; Italian ; Spansih Subtitles English for the hearing impaired ; Danish ; English ; Finnish ; Hindi ; Italian ; Norwegian ; Spanish ; Swedish Duration 2 hours and 14 minutes (approx)

  • Average Rating for Captain Phillips (DVD + UV Copy) [2013] - 3 out of 5


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  • Captain Phillips (DVD + UV Copy) [2013]
    Mike Reed

    A brilliant film by Tom Hanks.

    2013 was a good year for Hanks, Saving Mr banks was good however Captain Phillips is a must see.

    Based on true events. Richard Phillips (Hanks) is a sea captain, whilst on a job from Port of Salalah in Oman to the Gulf of Aden, he is aware that Somali pirates may be around the territories, within minutes the ship is following by a speed boat which targets the ship by firing guns at it and constantly aiming towards it. Phillips panics and alerts for a drill. However this doesnt slow down the terrors for what is about to come. Somali pirates manage to get on board the ship with Phillips and his crew and becomes a nightmare. Fighting for his safety, Phillips is at despair therefore his crew and him are under attack.
    in the middle of the ocean how to you escape from terror?

    Directed by Paul Greengrass, his films just get better and beter, after making The bourne films and The Green Zone, he knows what to bring to the big screen.

    Hanks shows his incredible acting range and delivers a masterpiece.

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