A Review of A Hijacking (2012) or Kapringen in Danish

“We can’t rush these people. Time is a Western thing.”

A Danish ship is hijacked by Somali pirates.

A Hijacking is half in English and half in Danish.

Where Captain Phillips was suspenseful-action oriented, Kapringen (Hijacking in Danish) focuses on human emotion.

The raw mental effects are on display as negotiations are made for the lives of the captives.

The pirates, the translator, the captives, the families, the negotiators and others all have a stake in the situation.

There is a lack of action but an ever encompassing dread is present as we witness events unfold.

The colour palette is dark and grimy. The soundtrack is haunting. Hope is nowhere to be found.

Overall Rating: 7.7/10 

 

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A Review of A Hijacking (2012) or Kapringen in Danish

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