A Hijacking

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A Hijacking
A Hijacking Official Movie Poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Tobias Lindholm
Written by Tobias Lindholm
Starring Søren Malling, Pilou Asbæk, Dar Salim
Music by Hildur Guðnadóttir
Cinematography Magnus Nordenhof Jønck
Edited by Adam Nielsen
Release dates
  • 3 September 2012 (2012-09-03) (Venice)
  • 20 September 2012 (2012-09-20) (Denmark)
Running time 99 minutes
Country Denmark


Budget DKK 15,5 million (approx. $2,8 million)

A Hijacking (Danish: Kapringen) is a 2012 Danish thriller film written and directed by Tobias Lindholm about a ship hijacking.[1]


The plot alternates between the events on board the hijacked ship, and those occurring in the shipping company's office back in Denmark. It focuses largely on the experiences of the ship's cook and the shipping company's CEO, acting as the negotiator.[2]



A Hijacking was released to critical acclaim.[3][4] Praise was focused on the film's ability to avoid "conventional thrills"[5] without compromising its suspense.

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