Not Rated | | Drama, Adventure
A man occupies a position of trust with a merchant in an East Asian port. He's sacked when he's caught stealing, but he pretends to commit suicide, and a Captain he befriended agrees to take him to a secret trading post.
The novel was set in Borneo, but as the kingdom was experiencing political upheavals at the time, the decision was made to film in Sri Lanka instead.
Captain Tom Lingard:
You are a bitter thought. Something without a body that must be hidden. You are my shame!
When Aissa confronts Lingard as he searches for Willems, she meets him with a rock in her right hand. The next shot shows her crouching down with her right hand rubbing her abdomen - the rock has vanished.