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A Hijacking (2012)

Kapringen (original title)
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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.

Director:

Tobias Lindholm

Writer:

Tobias Lindholm
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Pilou Asbæk ... Mikkel Hartmann
Søren Malling ... Peter C. Ludvigsen
Dar Salim ... Lars Vestergaard
Roland Møller ... Jan Sørensen
Gary Skjoldmose Porter Gary Skjoldmose Porter ... Connor Julian
Abdihakin Asgar Abdihakin Asgar ... Omar
Amalie Ihle Alstrup Amalie Ihle Alstrup ... Maria Hartmann (as Amalie Alstrup)
Amalie Vulff Andersen Amalie Vulff Andersen ... Kamilla Hartmann
Linda Laursen Linda Laursen ... Anette Ludvigsen
Keith Pearson Keith Pearson ... Kaptajn
Allan Arnby Allan Arnby ... Niels Giversen
Bettina Schjerlund Bettina Schjerlund ... Jytte
Derrick Dharmakan Derrick Dharmakan ... Sømænd
Juma Mvita Juma Mvita ... Sømænd (as Jumamvita)
Mikyan 'Thura' Aung Mikyan 'Thura' Aung ... Sømænd
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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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

When Mikkel (the cook) talks for the first time with his wife and the negationers after the capture, in real life they haven't been talking for months and everything was taken in one shot for authentic matters. See more »

Quotes

Connor Julian: We can't rush these people. Time is a Western thing. It means nothing to them.
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Connections

Version of Stolen Seas (2012) See more »

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Aether
Performed by Hildur Guðnadóttir with Jóhann Jóhannsson (organs and processors) and Guðni Franzson clarinet and bass clarinet
From the Album" Without Sinking" (Touch, 2009)
(p) Touch Music (MCPS)
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Adding to the perspective

An act of piracy brings together 3 different worlds.

1. The pirates. People who live in extreme poverty and see no benefit from the world trade that profits buyers or sellers of cargo and of course ship-owners and recruit fellow famished locals telling them that there's money in attacking these big ships.

2. The sailors. Those who spent up to months a time at sea as cargo is carried from A to B, with no skills in dealing with hostile invaders on board.

3. The ship management company. The people who either own the vessel in question or run it on behalf of the owner.

Pirates expect owners to dig deep in their pockets and by an unexpected takeover of a vessel as well as convincing the crew that they will die, the pirates hope that the owners would give in to their demands.

The owners, as it has become clear in this film, being all suited and booted and speaking from a comfortable corporate environment are trying to bargain with the pirates. Bargaining is all they do; they bargain with shipyards, charterers, insurers etc. Without discounting for a minute that they must bargain otherwise the demands will balloon out of proportion, they are unaware of the strain the crew are going through.

Interesting stimulating and highly watchable this is an interesting documentary that adds to one's perspective on a matter very known, but not acted upon although it should be pointed out that piracy and poverty go hand in hand. If world authorities want to act on piracy, they must act on poverty first.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

Denmark

Language:

Danish | English | Somali

Release Date:

20 September 2012 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

DKK15,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$39,392, 23 June 2013

Gross USA:

$414,437

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,688,444
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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