A Hijacking
Filmfest 2013

German Age Rating

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The freighter MV Rozen has almost reached its port of call when it is boarded and hijacked by pirates in the Indian Ocean. The crew, among them the ship’s cook Mikkel and its engineer Jan, are all taken hostage and a cynical game of life and death begins. When the pirates demand a ransom of millions of dollars, a psychological drama unfolds between the CEO of the shipping company and the Somali pirates.

"With the hijackings of the Danish-owned freighters DANICA WHITE and CEC FUTURE in 2007 and 2008, I became aware of a reality that I did not know existed. A reality where shipping companies are forced to negotiate directly with pirates. A reality where pirates earn millions of dollars and a reality where seamen are held hostage for months without any influence on their own fate."
Tobias Lindholm

tags: Feature film

Cast: Pilou Asbæk, Søren Malling, Dar Salim, Roland Møller, Gary Skjoldmose Porter


Screenplay: Tobias Lindholm

Director of Photography: Magnus Nordenhof Jønck

Film Editor: Adam Nielsen

Composer: Hildur Guðnadóttir

Production Designer: Thomas Greve

Costume Design: Louise Hauberg

Sound: Morten Green

Producer: René Ezra

Co-Producer: Tomas Radoor

Production Company: Nordisk Film A/S

World Sales: TrustNordisk

Director: Tobias Lindholm