Danish Drama About Pirate Hostage Negotiations

I've no idea whether this will be good or not, but Danish writer/director Tobias Lindholm has made a film, titled "A Hijacking", that was praised in this review (see link) from the Venice Film Festival. The film is about negotiations during a Somali hostage situation.

In the film a ship - the "Rozen" - is hijacked by pirates. The action on board is seen through the character of the ship's cook, Mikkel. As negotiations drag on through weeks and months, conditions on board deteriorate and the pressure on the crew grows.

Here's a quote from the review: "Working effectively with the professional actors in the cast, meanwhile, real-life marine security expert Gary Skjoldmose Porter further boosts the general air of hard-knock versimilitude in a production which illuminatingly and sensitively dramatizes an easily-overlooked global crime phenomenon." 

The link: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/review/venice-2012-a-hijacking-movie-review-tobias-lindholm-367576 


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