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TrustNordisk Boards ‘The Shamer’s Daughter II – The Serpent Gift’ (Exclusive)

Scandinavia’s top sales company TrustNordisk has come on board Ask Hasselbalch’s ambitious fantasy adventure film “The Shamer’s Daughter II – The Serpent Gift,” the second opus of the franchise based on Lene Kaaberbøl’s bestselling fantasy book series.

“The Shamer’s Daughter II – The Serpent Gift” is headlined by a stellar Nordic cast, including Rebecca Emilie Sattrup, who starred in the first installment, “The Shamer’s Daughter” (pictured), as well as Jakob Oftebro (“Kon-Tiki”) and Søren Malling (“A Hijacking”).

“The Serpent Gift” brings back Dina, a young woman who unwillingly inherited her mother’s supernatural ability. In “The Serpent Gift,” a dragon lord is planning to invade the Highlands and destroy any chance of a respectable and independent life. Faced with multiple threats, Dina embarks on a perilous journey with her estranged father who has the power to make people see illusions, to rescue Nico, another lord, and Davin,
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Berlinale 2018: 7 Days in Entebbe Review

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Author: Stefan Pape

As we’ve seen from José Padilha, a producer and director of the immensely popular Netflix series Narcos, the Brazilian filmmaker has a unique ability in taking real life events, and making them ineffably, and impossibly cinematic, without compromising on the authenticity at hand. He therefore seemed the perfect fit to bring Gregory Burke’s screenplay for 7 Days in Entebbe to life, dramatising the 1976 hijacking of a French airplane departing Israel.

It was on an Air France flight from Tel-Aviv to Paris that self-proclaimed freedom fighters Wilfried Bose (Daniel Bruhl) and Brigitte Kuhlmann (Rosamund Pike) decided to make a stand against Israel, and divert the landing to Entebbe, Uganda, taking many Jewish passengers hostage in a bid to release many terrorists being held in Israeli prisons. Israel’s Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin (Lior Ashkenazi), along with Minister of Foreign Affairs Shimon Peres (Eddie Marsan) are forced into action,
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Cronenberg/Pattinson Movie Acquired by German Distributor, Screened in Toronto: Cannes 2014?

Robert Pattinson and David CronenbergMaps to the Stars’ gets German distribution, Toronto screening Starring Robert Pattinson, Julianne Moore, John Cusack, and Mia Wasikowska, Maps to the Stars has found a German distributor. Screen Daily reports that Christian Meinke’s Mfa+ has acquired the rights to the David Cronenberg-directed Hollywood satire at the American Film Market, recently held in Santa Monica. Mfa+ also picked up Vincent Grashaw’s feature debut Coldwater and Tobias Lindholm’s Danish thriller A Hijacking / Kapringen, which has a similar premise to that of the Paul Greengrass and Tom Hanks hit Captain Phillips. (Photo: Robert Pattinson on the set of Maps to the Stars.) In Map to the Stars, John Cusack (replacing Viggo Mortensen) plays a Los Angeles analyst and self-help guru whose wife (Olivia Williams) is immersed in the career of their teen star son (Evan Bird), fresh off of rehab. Their daughter (Mia Wasikowska
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German distribs close Afm deals

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German distribs close Afm deals
Exclusive: New films by David Cronenberg, Quentin Dupieux and Lone Scherfig are among the titles acquired by German distributors at this year’s Afm.

Christian Meinke’s Mfa+ has picked up David Cronenberg’s Maps To The Stars, starring Robert Pattinson, Julianne Moore and John Cusack, and Tobias Lindholm’s thriller A Hijacking (Kapringen), about a Danish cargo ship hijacked by Somali pirates.

Mfa+ has also picked up producer/actor Vincent Grashaw’s feature debut Coldwater, which premiered at this year’s SXSW festival and won the audience award for best feature at Prague’s Fresh Film Festival.

Munich-based Tiberius Film came back from Santa Monica with another three titles in its luggage along with the films it had picked up at the beginning of the market.

New pick-ups included cult director Quentin Dupieux’s latest feature Wrong Cops, starring shock rocker Marylin Manson, Twin PeaksGrace Zabriskie alongside Steve Little, Eric Judor and [link
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Captain Phillips – review

Tom Hanks is superb as the captain of a hijacked ship in a nail-biter that manages to tell both sides of the story

Two things about this riveting dramatisation of a real-life hijacking from 2009 tell you that you're watching a Paul Greengrass film. First, there is the urgent handheld camerawork, a directorial trademark refined and perfected by cinematographer Barry Ackroyd, which lends an air of pseudo-documentary authenticity to carefully staged reconstructions, putting us right there in the huddle of the action.

Then there is the wider perspective. While the title namechecks the American sea captain upon whose book this movie is partly based, our first encounter with the young Somalis who chase and board the gigantic Maersk Alabama is on the shores of their homeland, delving (briefly but significantly) into the poverty that drives fishermen to risk life and limb in pursuit of deep sea big game. For all its action aesthetics and nail-biting,
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Lindholm to make Afghanistan film

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Lindholm to make Afghanistan film
A Hijacking director Tobias Lindholm to next shoot a feature about military action in Afghanistan.

Danish director Tobias Lindholm, who won several awards for his Somali pirate drama A Hijacking (Kapringen), will next make The War (Krigen), about the military action in Afghanistan.

The film will conclude the trilogy of “desperate men in small rooms,” which Lindholm launched with the prison drama, R (co-directed by Michael Noer in 2010).

Danish actor Pilou Asbæk, who was is in hopeless situations in both R and Kapringen – as a young prisoner and as a ship’s cook taken hostage – will also star in The War, as a soldier on mission in Afghanistan.

The last part of the trilogy will be produced by Tomas Radoor and René Ezra for Nordisk Film Production (also credited for R, Kapringen), and shooting will start early next year.

Nordisk confirmed that the themes of the film will cover democracy, violence, the cost
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DVD Review: 'A Hijacking'

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★★★★☆ Tobias Lindholm's A Hijacking (Kapringen, 2012) is a refreshingly naturalistic, fictionalised tale of a Danish merchant vessel held captive by Somali pirates. Traversing the usual heightened testosterone and bravado of other hostage dramas, A Hijacking may be short on action, but more than makes up for it with an evolving atmosphere of anxiety and fear. Danish cargo freighter the Mv Rozen is currently sailing the Indian ocean, where cook Mikkel (Pilou Asbæk) will shortly disembark in Mumbai and travel home to see his wife and daughter. However, the moment we see him call home, we know exactly what's about to transpire.

A Hijacking's eponymous and inevitable assault peculiarly takes a back seat, with Lindholm transferring the action from the endangered crew to a company boardroom in Denmark, where hard-nosed CEO Peter Ludvigsen (Søren Malling) is currently negotiating a lucrative deal with a Japanese conglomerate. He's interrupted with the devastating news
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Don’t Kill Him Twice: Tobias Lindholm talks about A Hijacking

Trevor Hogg chats with Tobias Lindholm about the craft of screenwriting and his quest to write a sea adventure which led him to produce the Danish film Kapringen otherwise known as A Hijacking. Be aware there are spoilers...

“My mom is a school teacher and my father was a special force soldier and a sailor when he was young,” recalls Danish filmmaker Tobia Lindholm used to draw cartoons rather than pay attention in the class room. “I did a lot of graffiti on the train system in Denmark which is many years ago now so I can talk about it. At the age of around 20, I decided to do something else so I wrote a novel.” The subject matter was not surprising to him. “It’s a classical thing when a writer debut’s is about a young frustrated guy running around the town. I did get signed with a
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Home Entertainment News: July 23, 2013: A Hijacking, Europa Report

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Tobias Lindholm‘s directorial debut A Hijacking (a.k.a. Kapringen) (2012) will be released by Magnolia Pictures in the United States on October 15, 2013. In the film, a cargo ship, the Mv Rozen, is hijacked by Somali pirates. The pirates demand a huge ransom for the lives of the crew initiating a psychological [...]

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Check Out An Extended Clip From A Hijacking

A new clip from the Danish dramatic thriller, A Hijacking (or Kapringen as it’s known in Denmark), has been released. The film, written and directed by Tobias Lindholm, tells the story of the Danish cargo ship Mv Rozen and its capture by Somali pirates in the Indian Ocean. A portion of the tense negotiations between the Copenhagen authorities and the hijackers is shown in the nearly three minutes of released footage that can be viewed below.

Pilou Asbæk and Roland Møller will appear as crew members Mikke, the chef of the ship, and engineer Jan, respectively. Some may recognize Asbæk from the showtime series The Borgias, where he plays enemy of the titular family Paolo Orsini. In the middle of this high stakes showdown is the CEO of the shipping company, played by Søren Malling. Tobias Lindholm has worked with both Asbæk and Møller previously in 2010′s simply titled
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A Hijacking Movie Review

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A Hijacking Movie Review
Title: A Hijacking (Kapringen) Magnolia Director: Tobias Lindholm Screenwriter: Tobias Lindholm Cast: Pilou Asbaek, Søren Malling, Abdihakin Asgar, Screened at: Review 2, NYC, 5/22/13 Opens: June 21, 2013 If you like Santa Claus and Donald Duck and you want to keep believing that pirates look and act like Johnny Depp, don’t see “A Hijacking,” because everything in Tobias Lindholm’s riveting film looks so real that you might think it’s a high resolution videotape of a pirate hijacking. And the reality is not pretty. This drama about the capture on the high seas of a Danish ship is doubtless the most exciting one that has ever come down the pike about [ Read More ]

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Movie Review - A Hijacking (2012)

A Hijacking (Danish: Kapringen), 2012.

Written and Directed Tobias Lindholm.

Starring Pilou Asbæk, Søren Malling and Dar Salim.


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

Modern films, regardless of budget, star power, or country of origin rarely come close to the near-perfection of Tobias Lindholm’s Kapringen (A Hijacking). The film is terrifyingly believable and never lets up for a moment whilst always staying true to its realism without pandering to audience expectations.

Kapringen is a simple story; a Danish cargo ship and its seven crew member are taken hostage at the hands of Somali pirates who demand $15 million for the release. What follows over the course of the film’s 99 minutes is the dual story of the men on the boat and the men negotiating the ransom thousands of miles away in Denmark.
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A Hijacking and The Reluctant Fundamentalist announce a new narrative order

Film has moved on from the non-linear jigsaws once used to depict our globalised state. Mira Nair's thriller dynamic and the subtlety found in Danish counterpart A Hijacking point the direction things are going

A year ago on this blog, I speculated about whether the fragmented, non-linear narrative that re-emerged in the noughties as the best method of tossing a net over the globalised decade's intertwinings and complexities was gone for good. Some people had questioned, especially after Alejandro González Iñárritu's Babel, whether the form had anything deeper than "We're all connected" Benettonisms to offer – a criticism that resurfaced in reviews of the Wachowskis' Cloud Atlas (well, I enjoyed it!).

The New Disorder – as David Denby termed it in his essay for the New Yorker – has certainly lost some of its timezone-flyby thrill, as maybe globalisation itself did after the credit crunch. But the world hasn't got any less complicated.
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Magnolia Takes Tobias Lindholm's AFI Fest-Winner 'A Hijacking' Hostage for North America

Magnolia Pictures has picked up North American rights to Danish director Tobias Lindholm's second feature "A Hijacking." The film, which follows the complex fallout after a cargo ship is taken hostage by Somali pirates, has had a strong fest streak, including Venice, Toronto and AFI Fest, where it took home the Audience Award in the New Auteurs section as well as some strong word of mouth. Lindholm also co-wrote AFI Fest entry "The Hunt" with director Thomas Vinterberg. Magnolia is planning a second-quarter 2013 theatrical release for the film. Below, some critics weigh in: The Hollywood Reporter: "One of the more unheralded standouts at this year's Venice, Denmark's A Hijacking (Kapringen) is a tensely economical study of leadership, teamwork and negotiation in high-pressure crisis situations… Working effectively with the professional actors in the cast, meanwhile, real-life marine security expert Gary Skjoldmose...
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Venice Film Festival 2012: 'A Hijacking' ('Kapringen') review

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★★★★☆ This year's 69th Venice Film Festival opened with Bait 3D (2012), which dealt with the perils of entering shark-infested water. We return to the deep with the equally dangerous and considerably scarier human sharks of the Indian Ocean, in Danish director Tobias Lindholm's superb A Hijacking (Kapringen, 2012). The film opens with cheery chef Mikkel (Pilou Asbæk) aboard the cargo ship Rozen, bound for Mumbai from where he aims to head home to his beloved wife and young daughter.

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A Hijacking / Kapringen (2012) Movie Trailer: Tobias Lindholm

A Hijacking Trailer, Kapringen Trailer. Tobias Lindholm‘s A Hijacking / Kapringen (2012) movie trailer stars Amalie Ihle Alstrup, Johan Philip Asbæk, Ole Dupont, Søren Malling, and Dar Salim. A Hijacking‘s plot synopsis: “In the Indian Ocean a cargo ship with seven seamen is captured by Somali pirates. From the shipping company’s headquarters, the CEO is thrown into a [...]

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Tense First Trailer For Tobias Lindholm's Venice Selected A Hijacking (Kapringen)

[Updated with English subtitled trailer.]Ever since Tobias Lindholm first appeared on the international scene as co-director of prison drama R it was clear that he had the potential to lead a new generation of talent out of Denmark. Though R suffered somewhat from being released in the same year as Jacques Audiard's similarly themed Oscar winner A Prophet it was clear that Lindholm was an uncommon talent and anticipation has run high for his sophomore feature - his first directing solo - A Hijacking (Kapringen). And considering that the film has just been announced as a World Premiere in Venice it would appear that anticipation was well founded.In the Indian Ocean a cargo ship with seven seamen is captured by Somali pirates. From the...
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Venice Film Festival to include Malick, De Palma, Nair, Lee and Redford!

by Terence Johnson

HollywoodNews.com: Hot on the heels of the Toronto International Film Festival announcing their titles comes word from Venice about the films to be featured at the 69th Venice Film Festival.

With 60 films, the selection includes a wide range of anticipated titles such as Terrence Malick’s To the Wonder, Passion from Brian De Palma and The Company You Keep directed by Robert Redford, as well as 20 films from female directors. Surprisingly, Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master is not included in the lineup, might this mean it will be skipping the festivals? Check out the full list after the jump!

Competition Films

Something in the Air, Olivier Assayas (France)

Outrage: Beyond, Takeshi Kitano (Japan)

Fill The Void, Rama Burshtein (Israel)

To the Wonder, Terrence Malick (U.S.)

Pieta, Kim Ki-duk (South Korea)

Dormant Beauty, Marco Bellocchio (Italy)

E’ stato il figlio, Daniele Cipri (Italy)

At Any Price,
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First Trailer For Tobias Lindholm's Venice Selected A Hijacking (Kapringen)

Ever since Tobias Lindholm first appeared on the international scene as co-director of prison drama R it was clear that he had the potential to lead a new generation of talent out of Denmark. Though R suffered somewhat from being released in the same year as Jacques Audiard's similarly themed Oscar winner A Prophet it was clear that Lindholm was an uncommon talent and anticipation has run high for his sophomore feature - his first directing solo - A Hijacking (Kapringen). And considering that the film has just been announced as a World Premiere in Venice it would appear that anticipation was well founded.In the Indian Ocean a cargo ship with seven seamen is captured by Somali pirates. From the shipping company's headquarters, the...
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