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Director
Tobias Lindholm

Filmography
2010 R (co-direction: Michael Noer)
2012 Kapringen/A Hijacking

Biography
He was born in Denmark, in 1977. A Screenwriter graduate from the National Film School of Denmark (2007), he has written several episodes for the DR TV series The Summers (2008) and BAFTA winner Borgen (2009-2010). Co-writer, together with Thomas Vinterberg, on Vinterberg’s Submarino (2010) which won the Nordic Council Film Prize, and The Hunt, winner of Best Actor (Mads Mikkelsen) and the Ecumenical Jury Award at Cannes 2012. R is a writer-director collaboration between Lindholm and Michael Noer and marks their debut as feature film directors, winning them the Danish Critics’ Bodil Award for best film in 2011. A Hijacking is Lindholm’s second feature film.

International Competition

A Hijacking / Tobias Lindholm

Aboard a freighter, somewhere in the Indian Ocean, the Danish cook of the ship can’t wait to return home to his wife and daughter. However, his desire is suddenly thwarted when a group of Somali pirates takes control of the ship and demands ransom from the shipping company in Copenhagen. The company’s CEO, with his considerable experience in financial negotiations, decides that he himself should carry out the transactions. Thus begins an exhilarating thriller at two different, co-dependent parts of the planet. On one hand, the helpless crew, imprisoned in the ship’s hold, waiting for help; and on the other, the company’s representatives, stuck in a tiny room and also unable to provide immediate solutions. With its masterfully developed rhythm and parallel narratives, the film conveys all the anxiety and terror, without ever forgetting the most important issue of all: the value of human life.


Director:Tobias Lindholm
Script:Tobias Lindholm
Cinematography:Magnus Nordenhof Jønck
Editing:Adam Nielsen
Sound:Morten Green
Music:Hildur Guðnadóttir
With:Søren Malling (Peter C. Ludvigsen), Johan Philip Asbæk (Mikkel Hartmann), Dar Salim (Lars Vestergaard)
World Sales:TrustNordisk, Denmark T. +45 3686 8788 F. +45 3677 4448 info@trustnordisk.com www.trustnordisk.com
Production Design:Thomas Greve
Producer:René Ezra, Tomas Radoor
Production:Nordisk Film T.+45 3618 8200 F.+45 3616 8502 filmproduction@nordiskfilm.com www.nordiskfilm.com
Production Country:Denmark
Type:HDCAM Color
Duration:99'
Production Year:2012
Screening Schedule
OLYMPION:Saturday, November 03, 2012 - 18:00 | ID:114
FRIDA LIAPPA:Sunday, November 04, 2012 - 18:00 | ID:244
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