DVD & Blu-ray review: A Hijacking (15)
Tobias Lindholm DVD/Blu-ray (103mins)
Friday 30 August 2013
Tobias Lindholm's claustrophobic, gripping hostage drama centres on a ship's chef (Pilou Asbaek, the spin doctor in Borgen) and a control-freak CEO (Soren Maling), who negotiates from a sterile office in Copenhagen. Somali pirates have seized a Danish cargo ship in the Indian Ocean, and the shipping company decides to handle the crisis itself. A Hijacking benefits from forgoing Hollywood bombast and hysteria, favouring instead a more subdued and cerebral approach. It's yet another Danish triumph.
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