Title: Captain Phillips
Director: Paul Greengrass
Starring: Tom Hanks and Barkhad Abdi
Country of Origin: USA
Genre: Action Thriller
Over the years the coast of Somalia has become notorious for piracy. Captain Phillips is a true story about one such event when the Maersk Alabama was hijacked by Abduwali Muse in 2009. It is based on a book about the event entitled A Captain’s Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy SEALs, and Dangerous Days at Sea (2010), by Richard Phillips with Stephan Talty.
Every aspect of this movie is superb – direction, screenplay, cinematography and the wonderful performances of both Tom Hanks and Barkhad Abdi.
This is well worth seeing.