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The Pirates of Somalia

A journalist moves to Somalia to embed with local pirates and gets in over his head.


Why watch this film?

A real story with Al Pacino (no introduction needed) and Evan Peters ('X-Men: Days of Future Past'), Melanie Griffith ('Body Double') and Barkhad Abdi (Oscar-nominated for 'Captain Phillips') in the cast. The result is a fascinating movie, with an excellent performance from Peters bringing some humor and keeping us hooked. A must watch for fans of real stories and journalism in general.



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Plot summary

When rookie journalist Jay Bahadur has an inspiring chance encounter with his idol, he uproots his life and moves to Somalia looking for the story of a lifetime. Hooking up with a local fixer, he attempts to embed himself with the local Somali pirates, only to find himself quickly in over his head. Based on the true story of one reporter's risk-taking adventure that ultimately brought the world an unprecedented first-person account of The Pirates of Somalia.

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