A Hijacking

Synopsis: 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.
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Director(s): Tobias Lindholm
Production: Magnolia Pictures
  16 wins & 26 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
103 min



-Hello beautiful. It's me.

Hello darling!

Are you in Mumbai?

No, we get to Mumbai in a few days.

-I miss you.

-And I miss you too.

-How are things?

-Things are good, but listen

You can't get mad okay?

What is it?

I'm coming home the 17th

instead of the 15th.

-You're not serious?


I've got to stay in Mumbai and

show the new cook around the kitchen.

This is absolutely not alright.

We had a deal.

Yes, but your man loves you

above everything else-

-because you're the most beautiful

and fantastic and understanding wife

That's why he loves you so much.

Yeah, honey...!

I think it's terrible though.

Is the little princess there?

You don't want to talk to me anymore?

Can I just talk to her,

because the captain just came,

-Okay. Take care honey.

-Yes, bye.



It's your dad talking.

-She's coming now.



-Hello, little princess, can you hear me?

-Hello dad.

-It's dad.

-Darling you must talk...

-Hello dad, when are you coming home?

-What are you doing here?

-Reading the watermeters.


-We're going to stock up water in Mumbai.

Easy, you don't have to shout.

-You like to have water with your coffee right?

-Yes, that would be nice.

-Getting some use out of you.

-Do you have a break now?




-Can you do me a favor?


Take this for me. It's a letter for my

sister and a present for my nephew.

-That would be great.

-I thought she lived in Greve.

-That is in Greve, you goof.

-Solrod Beach?

You've been at sea too long.

-And the package, it's important.

-I'll take good care of it.

-Are you about ready?

-Yeah, damnit.

-I can't wait.

-I can relate.

Nice to get home to the girl.

To the Wife.

Yes, it's Peter.

Yeah and what do they say?

If they are going to use our ships

they have to accept our offer.

Yes but you've got to take care of this now.

We have other things to do.

That's fine.

-that there will be an export

of 12 million megatons.

Then there is sad trouble

on the Japanese market.

The tsumani has completely

devastated their industry.

We must make sure to be there

when the market bounces back.

And talking about Japan,

I've got to hear, Peter...

We've got a high priority on Japan right?

Very much so.

We're negotiating with the Japanese.

Will the contract be signed tonight?

We'll land a deal tonight.

We'll reach our goal of 10 percent.

-Hello, Jytte.

-Hi. Good meeting?

-Very good?

-Lars Vestergaard is waiting for you.


-He said it was important.

-Are you not supposed to be with the Japanese?


I've just taken a little break

and thought I'd update you,

-On how far have we gotten,

Here you go.

I know the proposal.

What's the problem?

I just want to make sure that we

agree before I bang the table.

We've agreed from the start. We've been

at 21 and we want to be under 15.

How far have we gotten?

We're down to 19 now.

You're down to 19?

Okay. 2 million.

-And we're going below 15.

-That's right.

-We can probably get them down...


Jytte, cancel my meetings for

the rest of the day. Thanks.


-Hi Peter.

-Hi Niels.

-So what did we end up at?


That's very well done.

- Hello Lars. Congratulations.

Can you take a break somewhere else?

I have an interview with Borsen-

-and I need to put on a clean shirt.

-Thanks a lot.

-See you later.

-Lars, can you wait a little.

-Sure. - See you up there.

Lars, when you need my help,

which you apparently did here,

-get me right away. Understood?

-Yes, and thanks.

-Thank you.

Can we find a date?

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Tobias Lindholm

Tobias Lindholm (born 1977) is a Danish screenwriter and film director best known for gritty moral dramas. Lindholm first received attention for his work as a television writer on the popular Danish political TV-series Borgen, credited on all 20 episodes of the series first two seasons, either as an episode writer or storyline contributor. Then, in 2011, Lindholm was awarded a special Bodil Award for having two feature films Submarino (as co-writer) and R (as director and writer) in competition for that year's Best Danish Film, which the latter movie also won. His hostage drama A Hijacking (2012) premiered at the 2012 Venice Film Festival in the Orizzonti section.He is also a frequent collaborator with film director Thomas Vinterberg, with whom he has written the screenplays for feature films Submarino (2010) and The Hunt (2012). Lindholm directed the 2015 drama A War (Danish: Krigen) about a Danish military company in Afghanistan that is captured by the Taliban, and the commander is accused of war crimes. The film was nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 88th Academy Awards. more…

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