A Hijacking (Kapringen) Sunday, 05 April 2020

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)


    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.


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


    Alcohol (beer), intoxication. Smoking.


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


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


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


    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.


    Dry, frustrating.

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