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A.k.a.
A Hijacking
Year
2012
Runtime
103 min.
Director
Tobias Lindholm
Genres
Drama, Thriller
Rating *
7.2
Votes *
8,915
Checks
1,048
Favs
71
Dislikes
4
Favs/checks
6.8% (1:15)
Favs/dislikes
18:1
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  1. tweet_tweet's avatar

    tweet_tweet

    No point in comparing 'Captain Phillips', an action thriller involving a rescue mission, to 'A Hijacking', a drama centered around hostage negotiation. 6 years 1 month ago
  2. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    The Danish film A Hijacking (Kapringen) is about Somali pirates boarding a vessel. The comparison to Captain Phillips stops there. A Hijacking is more of a procedural thriller, showing what that experience would be like for the crew, and for the people negotiating their release. The latter is the real innovation here, as the shipping company's CEO, a shark in the boardroom, decides to negotiate a deal himself. His abilities are tested to the limit, and he may not be dispassionate enough to succeed after all. Meanwhile, the ship's cook on the ship is our lifeline, a human fan to this terror attack. The film is evidently shot with little means, and much more stark and staid than any Hollywood equivalent, but that's part of its strengths, giving the story the solidity of a documentary, and thus the feeling that anything could happen. 1 year 11 months ago
  3. Adamov10's avatar

    Adamov10

    Better then Captain Phillips 6 years 1 month ago
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