Check out the trailer for A Hijacking, a new dramatic-thriller from Denmark. The trailer is intense and realistic, and it shows that this could be a damn good film. It would be interesting to compare this to Captain Phillips, Paul Greengrass’ upcoming film that has a very similar story, albeit this one isn’t based on a true story.
Written and directed by Tobias Lindholm, writer of last year’s great drama, The Hunt.
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.
Starring Johan Philip Asbæk, Søren Malling, Dar Salim, Roland Møller, Gary Skjoldmose Porter, Abdihakin Asgar, Amalie Alstrup, Amalie Vulff Andersen, Linda Laursen and Keith Pearson.