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Films & Schedules - A HIJACKING


Wed, Feb 20, 2013
at 8:45 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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Thu, Feb 21, 2013
at 6 PM (Regal Fox Tower 6)
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DIRECTOR: Tobias Lindholm - DENMARK

A gripping suspense drama focusing on negotiation tactics and complex human psychology, A Hijacking chronicles the nightmare endured by the small crew of a Danish cargo ship when Somali pirates suddenly take them hostage in the Indian Ocean. Back in the shipping company’s office in Copenhagen, the demand for a $15 million ransom sets in motion tense negotiations, which, against the advice of professional hostage negotiators, the macho (and frugal) president decides he will handle himself. Plunging the company, the crew and their families, and the pirates into an extended battle of wills, we watch as the fear and tension aboard the ship is on course for disaster. At once a procedural thriller, an almost documentary-like look at modern, high-tech piracy, and a telling reminder of economic disparity, Lindholm’s (also the screenwriter of The Hunt) gripping saga rings true. (110 mins.)

Selected Filmography: R (10)


Interests: Narrative Feature.

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