DVD & Blu-ray review: A Hijacking, For retail & rental (Arrow)


Borrowing one writer and two actors from the Danish television drama Borgen, A Hijacking is a mercilessly taut depiction of what happens when a gang of Somali pirates commandeers a Danish cargo ship, and how the bosses react in the shipping company’s swanky headquarters.

Paring away the characters’ back stories and what’s-my-motivation speeches, it’s a sober, documentary-style drama, but it’s as nerve-jangling as any thriller.