The cargo ship MV Rozen is heading for harbor when it is hijacked by Somali pirates in the Indian Ocean. Among the men on board are the ship's genial cook Mikkel (Pilou Asbæk) and the engineer Jan (Roland Møller), who along with the rest of the seamen are taken hostage in a cynical game of life and death. With the demand for a ransom of millions of dollars, a psychological battle unfolds between Peter (Søren Malling)—the steely CEO of the shipping company who, against advice, decides to negotiate personally—and the pirates. As negotiations drag on for weeks and months, conditions deteriorate on the ship and the crew fears they've been abandoned, while the desperate situation takes its toll also on Peter. Using actual locations and people who have been in similar situations, this intelligent, tightly crafted thriller ratchets up the tension without compromising its commitment to authenticity and a complex understanding of the humanity of the hostages, negotiators and pirates alike. Written and directed by Tobias Lindholm (co-writer of The Hunt, director/co-writer of R). (Partially subtitled) Official Web Site

Director:

Tobias Lindholm

Cast:

Søren Malling, Pilou Asbæk, Dar Salim, Roland Møller, Gary Skjoldmose Porter, Abdihakin Asgar, Amalie Ihle Alstrup

MPAA Rating:

R

Run Time:

1hr 39mins

Release Year:

2012

Country Of Origin:

Denmark