Summary: Winner of Bodil Award for Best Danish Film, Tobias Lindholm's "Kapringen" a.k.a "A Hijacking" (2012) arrives on Blu-ray courtesy of British distributors Arrow Films. The supplemental features on the disc include an original trailer for the film; raw footage from the shooting of the film; interview with director Tobias Lindholm, video interviews with actors Pilou Asbæk and Soren Malling; and more.
Excerpt: A hostage-negotiation drama that wields its verité style for maximum tension, A Hijacking takes as its basis two real-life incidents in which Somali pirates seized control of Danish ships and held them and their crew for ransom. In this case, little context is necessary, as the basics suffice: A cargo ship headed for Mumbai is overtaken by Somali gunmen, who through a translator named Omar (Abdihakin Asgar) demand from the parent shipping company $15 million.
Excerpt: A Hijacking —the solo directing debut of Tobias Lindholm, one of the chief writers of the acclaimed Danish TV series Borgen —is a compact, meticulously researched drama about the business end of maritime piracy. Never depicting the titular attack, it instead focuses on the ransom negotiations between a Danish corporation and the Somalian pirates who’ve captured one of their cargo ships.