Buoyancy" aborde un sujet assez méconnu à savoir l'esclavage à la pêche. Des personnes, parfois très jeunes, en quête d'une vie meilleure partent de chez eux pour gagner de l'argent sans savoir qu'ils vont être exploités et forcés de travailler jusqu’à vingt-trois heures par jour dans des conditions inhumaines.
Unpretentious and thought-provoking 'Buoyancy' by the Australian director Rodd Rathjen offers an impressive tour-de-force into a crude & well-known historical reality. Slavery is portrayed here in all its contemporary complexity but structurally displayed with an economy of cinematographic resources. #Recommended
Incredible. One of the best villains and youth performance in modern film by far: close to a masterpiece. Beggining as a normal take on the Thailand Dream, it evolves into a worst case scenario, albeit never one hard to believe. With a film as moving and an ending as heartbreaking as this one has, it speaks for a call to action for all those modern slavery survivors, and for those who don't make it. Powerful & moving
É palpável a competência de todo o elenco que conseguiu transmitir os sentimentos de modo tão fiel. Dada às circunstâncias, imagino como deve ter sido difícil conciliar a sensibilidade das cenas ao vulgar, ao hostil, ao degradante; mormente logrado com louvor. O final fugiu dos dois clichês extremos. Estou satisfeita com a abordagem do tema.
"Torture is every day and killing about every second day. You are afraid of people, even of daylight. No one can hear you out there. You have no papers, nobody knows you exist. I want to tell people about our nightmares". About 200,000 men and boys are thought to be in slavery and forced labour in the fishing industry in South East Asia. It is an industry over $6 billion that supplies fish products to the world.
Cambodian boy is sold to a Thai broker and enslaved on a fishing trawler and others like him are killed and even tortured around this kid. This movie was dark but in the sense it needed to be for the plot. This young actor has great skills for portraying emotions at such a young age. This movie struck me as of course trying to deliver a message and it did a great job, It was a brutal film but none the less great
Exceptional debut feature from director Rodd Rathjen which casts an eye on modern day slavery in the fishing trade of South East Asia. The so-called non -professional actors here excel in capturing the desperation and ruthlessness of the enterprise. Though the film descends into violence and unlikely revenge it remains a harrowing and eye opening watch. Worth seeking out.