A Hijacking (Kapringen) Thursday, 20 June 2019

A Hijacking (Kapringen)

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    M: Mature themes and coarse language.

  • The pitch:

    A steal-y drama.

  • Starring:

    Pilou Asbæk, Søren Malling, Dar Salim, Roland Møller, Gary Skjoldmose Porter, Abdihakin Asgar, Amalie Ihle Alstrup, Amalie Vulff Andersen

  • Directed by:

    Tobias Lindholm

  • Running time:

    103 minutes

  • Rated:

    M (Australia), 15 (UK), R (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE:

    People are shot, kicked, hit, held hostage, threatened, held at gunpoint, butt-whipped, wrestled, tormented. Gunshots fired. Animal slaughtered. Arguing, yelling. Japanese tsunami mentioned. Blood/gore: Corpses (animal, human). Bloody head, open wound.

  • SEX/NUDITY:

    Shirtless man, man in underwear. Women in bikinis (magazine cover). Sexual slang.

  • VICES/DRUG USE:

    Alcohol (beer), intoxication. Smoking.

  • LANGUAGE:

    F-words, slang for bodily fluids. Name-calling. Slang for female genitals. Religious exclamations. Ethnic, cultural, corporate stereotypes.

  • THEMES:

    Piracy, hijacking, shipping, business, ransom, hostage negotiation, communications, family, responsibility, fear, hygiene, despair, morale, hope, crisis management, panic, leadership, teamwork, translation, manipulation.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS:

    Plane polar bear (opening titles), flies, fishing, fish, goats. Urination. Surgery, ulcer, medication mentioned. English and Danish languages (subtitled). Somali language (no subs).

  • CRITICS LIKE:

    Brilliant, urgent, slow-burning, intense, gripping, believable, cool, assured, riveting, smart, illuminating, sophisticated, engrossing, supreme, exacting, deft, gut-churning, tense. Outstanding performances, atmosphere of dread, clever use of dual setting, tight storytelling, sensitively dramatised, naturalist style, minimal score.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE:

    Dry, frustrating.

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