Kapringen [A Hijacking] (Somalia: 2012)


Tobias Lindholm

Cast list

Pilou Asbæk Mikkel Hartmann
Søren Malling Peter C. Ludvigsen
Dar Salim Lars Vestergaard
Roland Møller Jan Sørensen
Gary Skjoldmose Porter Connor Julian
Abdihakin Asgar Omar
Amalie Ihle Alstrup Maria Hartmann (as Amalie Alstrup)
Amalie Vulff Andersen Kamilla Hartmann
Linda Laursen Anette Ludvigsen
Keith Pearson Kaptajn
Allan Arnby Niels Giversen
Bettina Schjerlund Jytte
Derrick Dharmakan Sømænd
Jumamvita Sømænd
Mikyan 'Thura' Aung Sømænd
Karim Chakera Sømænd
Abdi Rashid Yusuf Pirater
Abdullah Jamal Mohamed Pirater
Hassan Abdullahi Mussa Pirater
Mohamed Aden Kher Pirater
Hussein Aliigal Pirater
Shukri Guyo Tarso Pirater
Shukri Abdi Mohamed Pirater
Abubakar Ramadhan Pirater
Ali Daudi Osman Pirater
Hassan Aliaden Pirater
Mursal Ali Abdullahi Pirater
Carsten Eigil Hedegaard Crisis Team (as Carsen Eigil Hedegaard)
Peter Løvendal Kam Crisis Team
Jacob Lentz Crisis Team
Michael Christensen Crisis Team
Ole Dupont Bestyrelse
Michael Glockmann Bestyrelse
Ole Bager Nielsen Bestyrelse
Bjarne Nørgaard Bestyrelse
Jimmy Kei Yamaue Japansk Forretningsmand
Ken Christensen Japansk Forretningsmand
Tomizo 'Ika' Kitamoto Japansk Forretningsmand
Frank Moltke Journalister
Claus Friis Journalister
Bo Hau-Vangsøe Pårørende
Lise Nørskov Pårørende
Christina Cramer Pårørende
Sussie Nøhr Pårørende
Christoffer Sørensen Pårørende
Jakob Meyers Pårørende
Stelios Lambis Radiostemmer (voice)
Peter Baxter Radiostemmer (voice)



Produced by 

Rene Ezra
Lena Haugaard
Thomas Heinesen
Maj-Britt Paulmann
Tomas Radoor
Henrik Zein

Music by 

Hildur Guðnadóttir

Cinematography by 

Magnus Nordenhof Jønck

Film Editing by 

Adam Nielsen

Casting By 

Gro Therp

Production Design by 

Thomas Greve

Makeup Department 

Louise Hauberg Makeup artist (as Louise Hauberg Nielsen)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director 

Anders Barlebo First assistant director
Søren Grau Second assistant director

Sound Department 

Johannes Elling Dam Boom operator
Morten Green Sound designer
Oskar Skriver Sound effects editor

Visual Effects by 

Martin Madsen Digital compositor

Camera and Electrical Department 

Tue Bengtsson Best boy
Sune Lolk Gaffer

Costume and Wardrobe Department 

Louise Hauberg Stylist (as Louise Hauberg Nielsen)

Editorial Department 

Morten Højbjerg Trailer editor

Other crew 

Cecilie Anna Christiansen Production coordinator
Cole Dabney Social media & marketing



The cargo ship MV Rozen is heading for harbour when it is hijacked by Somali pirates in the Indian Ocean. Among the men on board are the ship’s cook Mikkel (Pilou Asbæk), who along with the rest of the seamen are taken hostage in a cynical game of life and death. With the demand for a ransom of millions of dollars, a psychological drama unfolds between the CEO of the shipping company (Søren Malling) and the Somali pirates. A Hijacking is filmed under realistic conditions. The crew filmed in secret in pirate filled waters in the Indian Ocean on a freighter which itself had previously been hijacked and with a real professional negotiator in a central role.


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Marianetti, Rick. "Tobias Lindholm's 'A Highjacking' Combines More Suspense with Less Action." Examiner.com. Examiner, 20 June 2013. Web. 04 Dec. 2014. <http://www.examiner.com/review/tobias-lindholm-s-a-highjacking-combines-more-suspense-with-less-action>.

O'Connell, David. "20/20 Filmsight - Film Criticism by David O'Connell." A Hijacking Film Review. 20/20 Filmsight, 17 Sept. 2013. Web. 04 Dec. 2014. <http://www.moviecritic.com.au/a-hijacking-film-review/>.

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