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Genre Thriller
Running Time 99 min
MPAA rating R (for language)
Release Date Jun 21, 2013
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A Hijacking (Kapringen)

The cargo ship MV Rozen is heading for harbour when it is hijacked by Somali pirates in the Indian Ocean. Amongst the men on board are the ship's cook Mikkel and the engineer Jan, who along with the rest of the seamen are taken hostage in a cynical game of life and death. With the demand for a ransom of millions of dollars a psychological drama unfolds between the CEO of the shipping company and the Somali pirates.

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June 27, 2013 - Boston.com - Ty Burr, Globe Staff

A coolly assured nail-biter from Denmark, “A Hijacking” takes a story we’re familiar with from international headlines — Somali pirates storming commercial vessels and holding their crews for ransom — and turns it into high-stakes human poker. It’s the second feature from the young writer-director Tobias Lindholm, and it showcases his gift for tightly focused stories told without an ounce of fat.

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