Sunday, 11 May 2014

A Hijacking: DVD Review

A Hijacking: DVD Review

Rating: M
Released by Madman Home Ent

The film that Captain Phillips should have been, A Hijacking is a Danish film that's not based on a true story.

Pilou Asbaek (from Borgen) is the chef on a final voyage of a Danish tanker, that's hijacked by Somali pirates. Forced into being the go between, the chef starts to realise how serious things are - and how abandoned the crew feels.

Tense and impressive, A Hijacking flips back and forth between the waters and the corporate shenanigans as the negotiations continue. It's an interesting way of doing things and almost feels like a doco thanks to the rather dour somewhat serious filming.

But A Hijacking remains a thrilling piece of cinema - a modern day high stakes film that has all the tension and all the frissons of something about to boil over. Gripping and impressive, it's worth your time.

Extras: Brief doco


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