Written and directed by Tobias Lindholm, best known for his work on the lauded Danish TV show, Borgen, A Hijacking is a gruelling and lifelike experience. Following the crew of a Danish cargo ship as Somali pirates hijack them, the film sees their protracted negotiations escalate further and further, with the CEO staying in the head office in Copenhagen.
Often a trait of this sort of film, A Hijacking if a very well made film, if not massively enjoyable. In his almost documentary style of filmmaking, Lindholm has achieved an impressive sense of realism and you can certainly see why the film has attracted a lot of attention on the festival circuit. Though it brings to light an often under reported problem in the world, the average cinemagoer might struggle to find much to enjoy.< p>A little imbalanced in terms of the plot, Søren Malling also really struggles as company boss Peter Ludvigsen, making scenes off the boat awkward and frustrating in equal measure.