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 Artist: Louise Hauberg
First Assistant Director: Anders Barlebo
Second Assistant Director: Søren Grau
Boom Operator: Johannes Elling Dam
Sound Designer: Morten Green
Sound Effects Editor: Oskar Skriver
Digital Compositor: Martin Madsen
Best Boy: Tue Bengtsson
Gaffer: Sune Lolk
Stylist: Louise Hauberg Nielsen
Trailer Editor: Morten Højbjerg
Production Coordinator: Cecilie Anna Christiansen
Social Media & Marketing: Cole Dabney


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.

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.

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