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A Hijacking (2012)A Hijacking (2012)

A Hijacking (2012)

Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.9

movie

Denmark

Danish, English, Japanese

Thrilling, True-story-based

2012

Tobias Lindholm

Abdihakin Asgar, Amalie Ihle Alstrup, Andre Royo

103 min

Synopsis

Tensions are high after a Danish freighter is captured and held for ransom by Somali pirates, leading to weeks of high-stakes negotiations – and an escalating potential for explosive violence.

Our Take

7.9
Victor Klubien

A Danish cargo ship is hijacked by Somali pirates in the Indian Ocean. The pirates demand millions of dollars in ransom and from there on, a psychological drama between the pirates and the ship owner develops, as they negotiate the price for the ship and its crew. A really great thing about this film is the fact that it doesn’t get tangled up in the weepy feelings of the families back home – but instead focuses on the shrinking hope of the ship’s crew and the psychological consequences of the brutal negotiation, that drives the ship owner to the edge of madness. Inspired by a true story. Brilliantly acted.

Comments

M
mejamosa

I watched this years ago and was in the edge of my seat the whole time. Mind blowing, great story, and so exciting! I couldn’t remember the name of the film but just rediscovered this on random picks. So happy!

B
booradlee

I loved this movie. Really interesting topic. Incredibly suspenseful and keeps you on the edge of your seat. Great acting and direction. I will definitely watch this movie again.

M
mano7033

Awesome movie

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