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.

It seems as if the black dog is the disease of our time. It may be the biggest challenge of our era. Some say that the animal reflects the signs of our time.