Thursday, June 20, 2013
A HIJACKING, the new film from Tobias Lindholm, places us aboard a soon-to-be hijacked Danish freighter (a small one, with a small crew, too). When we're not with the hijacked ship, we're back in the board room with the CEO (or whatever the Danish equivalent is called) trying to arrange the release of the ship and crew -- but not, of course, for the ransom requested by the kidnappers. Oh, no: First we've got to play Let's Make a Deal. If you absolutely love the negotiating process -- or have ever wanted to know what the behind-the-scenes business of hijack negotiations might be -- honey, this is the movie for you.
Pilou Asbæk (above) as the ship's cook (this actor is so much more interesting as one of the leads -- the PR guy -- in the great Danish TV series Borgen) and Søren Malling as the CEO (below, also from Borgen: He plays the nasty politician turned media mogul), who gets to exhibit a mood or two more than does Mr. Asbæk.
Magnolia Pictures, opens tomorrow, Friday, June 21 in New York City at Film Forum and the Lincoln Plaza Cinema; in Los Angeles it plays at Laemmle's Royal and Playhouse 7, and will also open on Friday in San Francisco, San Raphael and Irvine. For all currently scheduled playdates, click here.