From the first moment he starts telling the story. It is like a ripe pomegranate that burst open to expose the story from within. It seems as if he had to wait for Nico’s arrival to break open the story.

This is a story like any box-office success script. The script starts with a normal moment - men working on a ship, doing what they have to do.

Their story covers thirteen months - thirteen months of being under arrest in the Durban harbour. The story is about all of them except two.

Everything represents a story – you, me, us – each has a story. The universe tells a story, so much more than a series of accidentally atom formation. Our existence is a story, so much more than a planned, manipulated discourse that forces us to follow the pattern each day without even thinking about it.

'We are being treated worse than dogs, but with one big difference. If someone does something to a dog, all are concerned. If something happens to a seaman, it is not a problem for anyone', says the Captain. He is complaining about their lot while talking to Chris in the Durban harbour. They also talk about piracy, before he tells about the challenges of a seaman's life.