When life is tough on you, you just want to escape. Go to sea on a big ship. See the sun set over the Atlantic ocean and forget about all the troubles and worries at home. This is a film by a woman who after a sad separation gave life an unexpected turn. Anna Norberg traveled on a ship full of handsome sailors and came home with a film about love and longing.
You may call it a escape, for this is not how I thought my life would turn out.
After four years, it is over with my boyfriend. I thought we would get children together but that's not how it went. And it accually hurts...
This is my boat. A cargo ship, 180 meters long, 27000 tonnes in weight and 25 men strong. I met some sailors who enticed with a vacant cab and I took my chance. I'm 28 years old and I yearn for life, something that makes me quiver.
I just need to get away.
The adventure is waiting around the corner. I go to sea. Before I go on board, I get a letter from the crew. Or is it perhaps a wish list?
On board the ship.
Bas, Wouter, Rorik. They are so different, but I find that they have the same yearning, the same thoughts and concerns. Just like me. Is that why we have become so close to each other?
Of all 25 on board I'm drawn to these specific men. We laugh together and the difficulties at home suddenly feels so distant.
The sea out there is so great and powerful...
I get closer to these people. And if they fight for my attention?
Then who am I fighting? Maybe I'm just fighting with myself.
Now I feel much stronger, still longs for the great love, but I know that life is full of opportunities. And adventures.