Secret Sharer (2014)

BASIC INFORMATION

English Title:        Secret Sharer
Chinese Title:        秘密分享者
Director:        Peter Fudakowski
Genre:        Romantic Thriller
Running Time:        103m
Release:        20 June 2014
Language:        English, Mandarin

SYNOPSIS

In the present day Gulf of Thailand, novice sea captain Konrad (Jack Laskey) tries to master a Chinese cargo ship and its resentful crew, who suspect he has orders from his boss to scuttle the vessel as part of an insurance scam.

The crew abandons ship, and later Konrad finds a naked body clinging to the ship’s rope ladder. Pulling on the ladder, he finds a young Chinese woman named Li (Zhu Zhu), exhausted from swimming across from the only other ship anchored in the bay. She whispers "Hide me", and he agrees to give her shelter.

The next morning a search party arrives from the other ship, along with Konrad’s crew, looking for a woman they claim to be a murderer.

Konrad takes a risk and does not give Li up. Over the remainder of the journey, he shares his food, thoughts, clothes and cabin with his stowaway, keeping her presence on board the ship a secret from his crew, who would use any excuse to strip him of his captaincy. Konrad sets a course that avoids Chinese territorial waters and puzzles over how to help Li escape to freedom and start a new life.

As the journey progresses and romance grows within the captain’s cabin, Konrad begins to win the respect of his crew under Li’s guidance. Updated orders come from the ship’s owner instructing Konrad to scuttle the ship before an upcoming storm, and promising a large bonus for doing so. Konrad, however, begins to question his mission


CAST

Jack Laskey as Konrad

Jack Laskey
as Konrad

Zhu Zhu as Li

Zhu Zhu
as Li

Ching-Ting Hsia as Mong Lin

Ching-Ting Hsia
as Mong Lin


STILLS