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The crew of a Danish cargo ship is hijacked by Somali pirates who proceed to engage in escalating negotiations with authorities in Copenhagen.

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Mikkel Hartmann
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Peter C. Ludvigsen
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Lars Vestergaard
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Jan Sørensen
Gary Skjoldmose Porter ...
Connor Julian
Abdihakin Asgar ...
Omar
Amalie Ihle Alstrup ...
Maria Hartmann (as Amalie Alstrup)
Amalie Vulff Andersen ...
Kamilla Hartmann
Linda Laursen ...
Anette Ludvigsen
Keith Pearson ...
Kaptajn
Allan Arnby ...
Niels Giversen
Bettina Schjerlund ...
Jytte
Derrick Dharmakan ...
Sømænd
Juma Mvita ...
Sømænd (as Jumamvita)
Mikyan 'Thura' Aung ...
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The cargo ship MV Rozen is heading for harbor 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. Written by Production

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Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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20 September 2012 (Denmark)  »

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A Hijacking  »

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DKK 15,500,000 (estimated)

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$39,392 (USA) (21 June 2013)

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$413,276 (USA) (27 September 2013)
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To make the phone call scenes between Søren Malling and Pilou Asbæk appear authentic on film, director Tobias Lindholm filmed those scenes as actual conference calls with Malling being in Denmark and Asbæk being in Kenya. See more »

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Connor Julian: We can't rush these people. Time is a Western thing. It means nothing to them.
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Featured in At the Movies: Venice Film Festival 2012 (2012) See more »

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25 February 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A Hijacking is a richly layered examination of the corporate mindset via Somali pirates from Tobias Lindholm. Shot on a real once-hijacked boat off the coast of Somalia, this is realistic, understated, nuanced and gripping filmmaking. It says as much about humanities will to survive as it does big business's disregard for it. Johan Philip Asbeck is incredible as the cook on the boat struggling to deal with the desperate and dumb Somalis, no doubt driven to piracy by the disease and starvation in their country. The reviewer that said this is "amateurishly written" is a child or a moron. Also check out Lindholm's previous film R- the bleakest of all bleak prison films. It's hard to find but worth the hunt (The Hunt- another good movie Lindholm helped write). Both are highly recommended.


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