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Kapringen

(DVD - 2013 - Danish)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Kapringen
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The crew of a Danish cargo ship is hijacked and taken hostage by Somali pirates. The pirates pick the ship's cook as interpreter, to engage in escalating negotiations and ransom demands with their company CEO and authorities.
Publisher: [United States] :, Magnolia Home Entertainment,, [2013]
Edition: Widescreen
Branch Call Number: DVD Foreign KAPRINGEN
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (approximately 103 min.) :,sound, color ;,4 3/4 in
Alternate Title: English title: Hijacking

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In this Danish film, the MV Rozen is captured by Somali pirates and held for ransom. The ship owners in Denmark negotiate for the crew’s release but balk at the cost. Talks drag on for months leaving the crew in limbo under deteriorating conditions as the negotiators suffer their own psychologica... Read More »


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May 20, 2014
  • tj_is_cool rated this: 1.5 stars out of 5.

For a hijacking movie, it is surprisingly slow, boring and very little action.

This entry in the catalog should not read "Kapringen". Very confusing.

Feb 13, 2014
  • beckythecat1 rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

spooky, not real. filmed with some ones bad imagination about a real occurrence. cannot believe I watched the whole film. to many details not in the film.

Feb 04, 2014
  • Glencoe_Mike rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Very well done! Not a typical suspense movie as advertised - it's basically two stories: #1 is the negotiations between the professionals at the company and the hijackers. #2 is the relationship between the ship's crew and the hijackers. Feels clinically made but also pumps adrenaline. Full of surprises too. Great flick.

Nov 17, 2013
  • jimg2000 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

The movie succeeded to get me all upset (so it is effective to get some audiences emotionally involved) at the Danish executives dragging the hostage negotiation on while the hired helps are suffering on the ship, in order to save on the ransom money, from $12 mil down to $xxx ...

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