Faoi Julie Griffin
The fishing business although seeming very lucrative, and the traders sharp, when his friend finds him cooking the books, he readvises Seán Compston, the son of the skipper to reconsider the business of ushering some needy Chinese immigrants through for money, and the fishing boat business, low on cash, he extends the offer to bring persecuted Chinese immigrants to Scottland on the boat. The Snakehead, or smuggler of people who hears one Chinese immigrant out on the difficulties he faces, even before that the fish boat owners weigh out the decision at Ostend, Belgium. And a Chinese worker who helps Chinese to escape coaches a little girl to tell the standard farmer story to obtain sympathy to leave her country. He tells her the story about her mother getting pregnant with one more baby outside of the law there is not as convincing for favor.
He also sees as his only escape a ride on the Scottish fishing boat, the PD 100. His other compatriate went to the jail at the age of thirteen for nothing. “I was a small farmer in a Fujian province. I grew vegetables and rice. Then one day some business men came and built a factory on our land. They said they would pay us. But they never paid, ” the Chinese man reveals. “我是一個農民在福建省。我長大的蔬菜和米飯，然後有一天，一些商人來了，在我們的土地上建有工廠。他們說，他們將支付我們，但他們從來沒有支付，”中國人顯露。
Somehow, the crew makes use of going finding a way to obtain some kind of money through an original plan to tap the black market and at the rockabilly to aid with the mission, and the connection between that and some underground of the streetlife. At the bar, while in Belgium, an older man convinces the boat owner son, Seán and rather quickly that the money he gives him to smuggle his first group of Chinese immigrants compares to the payees own mother’s similar safety years ago, and a factor that heeded her to live until the age of 96. The money that Seán gets for the immigrants seems a lot more lucrative than as the other describes making money on the black market to save his ailing ship.
The particular immigrants seem humble, honest and frail and as opposed to a more criminal faction of transports, and therefore that the refugees represent an innocent minority, it is easy to understand the fear of them during the journey along with the unaccustomed conventions of the Scottish seafarers aboard the ship. The seafarers also seem a rogue bounty, as the little girl who starving by this time attends to her own needs in the kitchen after spotting a pot of old beans on the stove. And the men of the foreign genre film, who seem strangely too concerned with Belgium, and who talk like sailors north starboard of a corner pub, seem not to understand though the meaning behind the dissapearance of the beans and the requirement of the immigrants at ground level deck for food. Of course, the skipper does discover the situation later. But his wrong actions against the few innocent ones they only used for money wind him and the sacrificial few overlooked dead.
A ruddy crew at first, they work above hard at fishing and slicing and mending net and rope attire for the bundles of fish, and it seems to take the same amount of hours for the men to learn that pride does not work on this kind of journey. The overseer of Seán finally crumbles to the accroutment of the small huddled group. No large buoyant watercraft this though, the place below waterline where the group hides, there the little Chinese girl, so diligent and meticulous hides money within the sack of flour to pay for the food she ate. And as she covers every base with perfect obedience, the men must suffer a later conviction for the misunderstanding that even the small and good details missed about her at first, and that the men forfeit for their own good, her patience instead only seems to add up for her survival alone later.
And although the little girl, who forbidden to speak due to a bar of language and communication, no less still, she feels. No less still, she wants the same good things for her life as these men, who must now come to an understanding of this throughout the journey. Only one of the workers worry that the Chinese may freeze or get sick and die before the journey to sanction completes. The young cabin boy, Robertson and also the cook, confronts the oldest man onboard for his choice of watching ronchy films. An interesting battle of conviction breaks out as the fisherman friend who coupled with the son on the deal originally, he was using whiskey and the films to block out the cries of the Chinese people, and the lad who said he did not like the behavior brings the man to his senses by blocking the television with his body and demanding that he take responsibility for the suffering and cries of the innocent down below.
A film filled with an extremely interesting torrent of ups and downs, each climax of the heightened level of the journey and the experience of the trip brings each of the men who work on the fishing staff to a recognition of his deeper self, and challenges him to confront himself, and such film ideals are exposed as magnificent even through the use of such stories written for the screen such as this. The seamen who used to fighting the wrath of at sea storms, although a rough crew, even the cabin boy is finally broken at the sniffles and tears of the Chinese girl who he discovers on one of her secret forages for food in the kitchen. He offers a paper towel napkin to dry her tears, and she stops washing her sacrificial turn of the plate she ate from while under her own protective cover.
The immigrants by this time look not only dirty, but also very sick. And with a scene so sacred it flows with the oil of a richer heart, he takes it upon himself to wash her hands and then her feet and then with delicate kindness her face. So instead of turning her out or moving on to busy himself at the demand of a more meaningless time clock schedule, he figures out the secret that to stop the world, that to pay attention, to spend the brevity of a moment richly on someone else means everything to the ultimate god. And while busy at this, perhaps also learns a secondary lesson. That which the person did to notice the girl who needed the care at the start means the salvation from the heart that breaks in half with regret for opportunities to love and care from those who did not, later.
The boy however creates a problem for himself when as she does not understand his language, he begins to yell at her to tell the skipper her crime as a stowaway. The several men who hid the immigrants also hid this one small fact from the head captain and the others. At the same time, the girl thinks that the boy is yelling at her because he wants to have sex with her. And so she submits to the rape by dropping her towel and he who also jumps to a wrong conclusion runs to the top deck of the ship and begins a problem that finds no solution, an enigma with a domino effect.
As the story plot takes a very sad and melodramic turn, the adventure that started out so well and so exciting for the compatriates of the ship of The Providence, from ‘The Peterhead’ only seems to begin a turn for the worse later. With everyone hiding from eachother all of the details of what is really taking place, and what is really going on, even as ~ The prediction on the ship meter shows a rainbow graph, and the boys excitement prevails to newfound heights as when they let down the net, what they bring up nearly bursts the seams of the thing. Sadly, several of those who they forgot about and left behind in their campaign to forage ahead show up in the net, and those who drowned below who left uncared for during the storm force the man to drop to his knees and reconsider his previous hours of a rash decision and swift behavior.
The man who knew about them all along speaks some rather final words over the boy who did it all for money. He used the victims who he knew would fetch money for him as bait. And what did he care, for he took money from the poor to save himself. “You’ll get your money.” So what does it matter? In short, he is telling the men that that is all that ever mattered to them.
“The immigrant’s heart marches to the beat of two quite different drums, one from the old homeland and the other from the new. The immigrant has to bridge these two worlds, living comfortably in the new and bringing the best of his or her ancient identity and heritage to bear on life in an adopted homeland.”- Irish President McAleese
“Mórshiúl an inimirceach a croí le buille de dhá drumaí-éagsúil, duine amháin ó na homeland sean agus an ceann eile ó na nua. Tá an inimirceach chun an bhearna dá shaol, ina gcónaí compordach sa nua agus a thabhairt an chuid is fearr de chéannacht nó a ársa agus oidhreacht i bhfeidhm ar an saol i dtír dhúchais ghlacadh. “- Irish tUachtarán Mhic Ghiolla Íosa
A production of Beyond Films, of BBC and Scottish Films cooperative, a 2006 Scottish drama, Steve Hudson directs the film which stars Martin Compson, Peter Mullan, Gary Lewis, Steven Robinson and Angel Li as the little Chinese girl. Steve Hudson who wrote the screenplay obviously did an excellent job. The film debuted’ at at least four different international film fests at the time of release, including that of Copenhagen and Toronto.