A Hijacking

The Hijacking
  • 2012
  • Denmark
  • 1h 39min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Tobias Lindholm
  • Written by: Tobias Lindholm
  • Cast: Pilou Asbæk, Roland Møller, Søren
  • Language: Danish
  • UK release: 10 May 2013

Thriller about the hijacking of a freighter in the Indian Ocean, as experienced by both the desperate ship's cook (Asbæk) and the ice-cool CEO (Malling), who negotiates with the pirates from his boardroom. Negotiations drag on for months, making for commendable realism and fine performances but also slowing the pace to a crawl.

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The Hijacking

26 Feb 20133 stars

Tense Danish thriller about a ship taken over by pirates in the Indian Ocean

Tobias Lindholm’s seafaring thriller explores contrasting claustrophobic environments through the eyes of two protagonists: Mikkel (Pilou Asbæk), the ship’s cook on board a hijacked freighter in the Indian Ocean, and freight firm CEO Peter (Soren…

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