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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 ...
Sømænd
Karim Chakera ...
Sømænd
Abdi Rashid Yusuf ...
Pirater
Abdullah Jamal Mohamed ...
Pirater
Hassan Abdullahi Mussa ...
Pirater
Mohamed Aden Kher ...
Pirater
Hussein Aliigal ...
Pirater
Shukri Guyo Tarso ...
Pirater
Shukri Abdi Mohamed ...
Pirater
Abubakar Ramadhan ...
Pirater
Ali Daudi Osman ...
Pirater
Hassan Aliaden ...
Pirater
Mursal Ali Abdullahi ...
Pirater
Eigil Hedegaard ...
Crisis Team (as Carsen Eigil Hedegaard)
Peter Løvendal Kam ...
Crisis Team
Jacob Lentz ...
Crisis Team
Michael Christensen ...
Crisis Team
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Bestyrelse
Michael Glockmann ...
Bestyrelse
Ole Bager Nielsen ...
Bestyrelse
Bjarne Nørgaard ...
Bestyrelse
Jimmy Kei Yamaue ...
Japansk Forretningsmand
Ken Christensen ...
Japansk Forretningsmand
Tomizo 'Ika' Kitamoto ...
Japansk Forretningsmand
Frank Mothe ...
Journalister (as Frank Moltke)
Claus Friis ...
Journalister
Bo Hau-Vangsøe ...
Pårørende
Lise Nørskov ...
Pårørende
Christina Cramer ...
Pårørende
Sussie Nøhr ...
Pårørende
Christoffer Sørensen ...
Pårørende
Jakob Meyers ...
Pårørende
Stelios Lambis ...
Radiostemmer (voice)
Peter Baxter ...
Radiostemmer (voice)
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Directed by

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Tobias Lindholm

Written by

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Tobias Lindholm ... ()

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Rene Ezra ... producer
Lena Haugaard ... executive producer
Thomas Heinesen ... executive producer
Maj-Britt Paulmann ... line producer (as Maj-Britt Paulmann Dalsgaard)
Tomas Radoor ... producer
Henrik Zein ... executive producer

Music by

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Hildur Guðnadóttir

Cinematography by

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Magnus Nordenhof Jønck

Film Editing by

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Adam Nielsen

Editorial Department

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Morten Højbjerg ... trailer editor

Casting By

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Gro Therp

Production Design by

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Thomas Greve

Makeup Department

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Louise Hauberg ... makeup artist (as Louise Hauberg Nielsen)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Anders Barlebo ... first assistant director
Søren Grau ... second assistant director

Sound Department

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Johannes Elling Dam ... boom operator
Reda El-Kheloufi ... boom operator
Morten Green ... sound designer
Oskar Skriver ... sound effects editor

Visual Effects by

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Martin Madsen ... digital compositor

Camera and Electrical Department

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Tue Bengtsson ... best boy
Sune Lolk ... gaffer

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Louise Hauberg ... stylist (as Louise Hauberg Nielsen)

Other crew

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Cecilie Anna Christiansen ... production coordinator
Cole Dabney ... social media & marketing

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Plot Summary

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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Also Known As
  • A Hijacking (World-wide, English title)
  • Hijacking (France)
  • Die Kaperung (Germany)
  • Hijacking - Todesangst ... In der Gewalt von Piraten (Germany)
  • Secuestro (Spain)
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Runtime
  • 103 min
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Budget DKK15,500,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia 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 »
Movie Connections Featured in Venice Film Festival 2012 (2012). See more »
Soundtracks That's What She Sees 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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