A Hijacking

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Time Out says

Wed May 8 2013

Danish telly has taught us much: the attraction of good knitwear (‘The Killing’); the finer points of Danish politics (‘Borgen’). Now, from this classy hostage movie, we learn how to negotiate with Somali pirates, and – perhaps more usefully – how to do male public displays of affection, Scandi-style. The trick is a big grizzly bear hug followed by gently nodding foreheads (think of it as a head kiss). Pilou Asbæk (the spin doctor in ‘Borgen’) stars as the easygoing cook on a cargo ship captured by pirates. He’s picked to make the call to his company’s HQ in Denmark with the pirates’ $15 million ransom demand. His boss (Søren Malling, Lund’s sidekick in the first season of ‘The Killing’) has been advised to start bidding at $250,000. Offer more, and the pirates will raise their price.

‘A Hijacking’ is gripping in the way the best Danish TV is – in its no-frills authenticity. Director Tobias Lindholm is a writer on ‘Borgen’, and as weeks turn into months, he portrays well the claustrophobia on board the ship and the tension at home – but a built-for-TV feel keeps the pace a bit slack.

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UK release:

Fri May 10, 2013

Duration:

99 mins

Cast and crew

Director:

Tobias Lindholm

Screenwriter:

Tobias Lindholm

Cast:

Pilou Asbaek, Soren Malling

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dave  s.

Some very interesting artistic choices in the film that. for me, worked extremely well. For one, the actual boarding and take over of the ship is not shown. A second thing I liked was the ambiguity concerning the Somali negotiator's exact connection to the pirates. These kinds of touches make it clear the focus is on the negotiation process and the growing psychological toll it takes in the minds of the main characters One absolutely rousing, brilliant scene: the famished Danish crew and pirates sharing a meal of fresh fish.

dave  s.

Some very interesting artistic choices in the film that. for me, worked extremely well. For one, the actual boarding and take over of the ship is not shown. A second thing I liked was the ambiguity concerning the Somali negotiator's exact connection to the pirates. These kinds of touches make it clear the focus is on the negotiation process and the growing psychological toll it takes in the minds of the main characters One absolutely rousing, brilliant scene: the famished Danish crew and pirates sharing a meal of fresh fish.

manu

Amazing. Just saw it at the Rich Mix cinema. Felt so real and emotional. Best film of the festival

manu

Amazing. Just saw it at the Rich Mix cinema. Felt so real and emotional. Best film of the festival