Saturday, June 29, 2013

A Hijacking (Tobias Lindholm, 2013)

The hijacking that gives Tobias Lindholm’s new film its title does not even occur on-screen. After being introduced to the crew of a Danish cargo ship bound for India, the audience is then taken to the Copenhagen headquarters of the shipping company that owns the vessel. As the camera is still settling into this second location, an assistant interrupts Peter (Søren Malling) during a client meeting to show him a message. Calmly, the executive excuses himself, walks normally out of the room and, once out of the client’s line of sight, breaks into a sprint that fills in all the unseen details of Somali pirates suddenly seizing the cargo ship to make hefty monetary demands.

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