Danish title: Kapringen
Director: Tobias Lindholm
Company: Nordisk Film
Released: 20/09/2012. 132,032 admissions in Denmark. Released worldwide.
Key Nordic themes:
- Sea life
The Danish equivalent of 'Captain Phillips' (the two are not related), this film explores the hijacking of a Danish ship by Somali pirates on waters near India. The film is incredibly tense and well known Danes Pilou Asbæk and Søren Malling are excellent. What makes it an interesting film is the relationship between the pirates and the Danes.
This film is not highly relevant to Nordic culture, and this makes it seem that it was made for an international audience.