The movie named â€œA Hijackingâ€, is a film about ancient business model, already so common in Mediterranean in middle ages when the people of Europe were taken hostage and often spent years or their whole lives waiting for ransom money to be sent to their mostly Moorish or Arab captors in North African coast. The heart of pirate criminality has become Somalia since the collapse of the state over two decades ago. It emanates malignant danger and threat all over Indian Ocean and in this story the victims are a Danish cargo shipâ€™s crew.
The chef Mikkel is the one who is facing the biggest pressure. Instead of the shipâ€™s engineer or the captain he was chosen as the one the negotiators use for for initiating contact with Orion Subwayâ€™s CEO Peter for ransom money. The negotiators want Mikkel to express desperation and genuine fear when asking for exorbitant sums for the lives of the crew and for returning the ship to its owners.
And the game of chess begins. The tormenting conditions of the crew linger on for months. Peter is in need of resolution but weighs the accumulating traumas of his men against massive sums of money to be paid to the callous captors. Hostages are the pawns on the chessboard under constant threat of violence by psychopathic, impulsive, illiterate teens waving deadly weapons at their face. But no more spoilers, to discover how this story ends, I invite you to watch A Hijacking as soon as possible.