Kapringen / A Hijacking

Audience Award Gothenburg International Film Festival, Sweden

Friday - 05/30/2014
7:00 PM - City 46 
Fiction / Kapringen / Denmark / 2012 / Language: Danish, English / Subtitles: English / 99 Min.
Director: Tobias Lindholm
Writer: Tobias Lindholm
Producer: Tomas Radoor, René Ezra
Executive Producer: Henrik Zein, Lena Haugaard, Thomas Heinesen, Maj-Britt Paulmann Dalsgaard
Cinematographer: Magnus Nordenhof Jønck
Editor: Adam Nielsen
Sound: Morten Green
Music: Hildur Gudnadottir
Production Design: Thomas Greve
Costume Design: Louise Hauberg
Cast: Pilou Asbæk, Søren Malling, Dar Salim, Roland Møller, Gary Skjoldmose Porter, Abdihakin Asgar, Amalie Alstrup, Amalie Vulff Andersen, Linda Laursen, Keith Pearson

The cargo ship MV Rozen is heading for harbour when it is hijacked by Somali pirates in the Indian Ocean. Among the men on board are the ship’s cook Mikkel, 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.
A HIJACKING is filmed under realistic conditions. The crew filmed in secret in pirate filled waters in the Indian Ocean on a freighter which itself had previously been hijacked and with a real professional negotiator in a central role.

Tobias Lindholm made his directorial debut with the tough prison drama R (co-directed with Michael Noer, 2010). As a scriptwriter Lindholm has worked with Thomas Vinterberg on the acclaimed drama SUBMARINO and THE HUNT (2012) with Mads Mikkelsen in the leading role.

After the screening a panel discussion on piracy will take place. The participants are journalist Rainer Kahrs, marine soldier and expert for security Bastian Beyer and Georg Klöcker, manager of Marine Risk & Quality (MRQ).