The Pirates of Somalia (2017)

R   |    |  Biography, Drama

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In 2008, rookie journalist Jay Bahadur forms a half-baked plan to embed himself with the pirates of Somalia. He ultimately succeeds in providing the first close-up look into who these men are, how they live, and the forces that drive them.




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  • The Pirates of Somalia (2017)
  • Philip Ettinger in The Pirates of Somalia (2017)
  • Al Pacino and Evan Peters in The Pirates of Somalia (2017)
  • The Pirates of Somalia (2017)
  • Evan Peters in The Pirates of Somalia (2017)

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4 March 2018 | tonytomato9
| Watch only if you've got some brains to follow along.
I enjoyed Pirates of Somalia far more than I thought I would. Evan Peters is credible and very watchable. The supporting cast is strong enough to keep you interested in a well-told story. I wasn't as informed about the piracy situation in Somalia. I'd wager that bunches of Westerners aren't, either. However, this film does a great job of laying out the recent Somali history, while also telling a compelling "true" story. I'd recommended Pirates of Somalia, but only to someone who can handle a human drama with some political history, good characters, and touches of humor. This film is not for the blissfully uninformed. You'll learn something. And you'll like it, too.

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Release Date:

8 December 2017


English, Somali

Country of Origin

Somalia, Kenya, Sudan, South Africa, USA

Filming Locations

New York, USA

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