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Kapringen (2012)

  • Rate: 7.0/10 total 1,946 votes 
  • Genre: Drama | Thriller
  • Release Date: 20 September 2012 (Denmark)
  • Runtime: 103 min
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  • IMDb page: Kapringen (2012)
  • Rate: 7.0/10 total 1,946 votes 
  • Genre: Drama | Thriller
  • Release Date: 20 September 2012 (Denmark)
  • Runtime: 103 min
  • Gross: $39,392 (USA) (21 June 2013)
  • Director: Tobias Lindholm
  • Stars: Pilou Asbæk, Søren Malling, Dar Salim | See full cast and crew
  • Original Music By: Hildur Guðnadóttir   
  • Sound Mix: Dolby Digital
  • Plot Keyword: Pirate | Cargo Ship | Engineer | Hostage | Cook

Writing Credits By:

    (in alphabetical order)

  • Tobias Lindholm 

Known Trivia

  • To make the phone call scenes between Søren Malling and Pilou Asbæk appear authentic on film, director Tobias Lindholm filmed those scenes as actual conference calls with Malling being in Denmark and Asbæk being in Somalia.

Plot: The crew of a Danish cargo ship is hijacked by Somali pirates who proceed to engage in escalating negotiations with authorities in Copenhagen. Full summary » |  »

Story: The cargo ship MV Rozen is heading for harbor when it is hijacked by Somali pirates in the Indian Ocean. Amongst the men on board are the ship’s cook Mikkel and the engineer Jan, 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 drama unfolds between the CEO of the shipping company and the Somali pirates. Written byProduction

FullCast & Crew

Produced By:

  • Cecilie Anna Christensen known as assistant producer
  • Rene Ezra known as producer
  • Lena Haugaard known as executive producer
  • Thomas Heinesen known as executive producer
  • Maj-Britt Paulmann known as line producer
  • Tomas Radoor known as producer
  • Henrik Zein known as executive producer

FullCast & Crew:

  • Pilou Asbæk known as Mikkel Hartmann
  • Søren Malling known as Peter C. Ludvigsen
  • Dar Salim known as Lars Vestergaard
  • Roland Møller known as Jan Sørensen
  • Gary Skjoldmose Porter known as Connor Julian
  • Abdihakin Asgar known as Omar
  • Amalie Ihle Alstrup known as Maria Hartmann
  • Amalie Vulff Andersen known as Kamilla Hartmann
  • Linda Laursen known as Anette Ludvigsen
  • Keith Pearson known as Kaptajn
  • Allan Arnby known as Niels Giversen
  • Bettina Schjerlund known as Jytte
  • Derrick Dharmakan known as Sømand
  • Jumamvita known as Sømand
  • Mikyan 'Thura' Aung known as Sømand
  • Karim Chakera known as Sømand
  • Abdi Rashid Yusuf known as Pirat
  • Abdullah Jamal Mohamed known as Pirat
  • Hassan Abdullahi Mussa known as Pirat
  • Mohamed Aden Kher known as Pirat
  • Hussein Aliigal known as Pirat
  • Shukri Guyo Tarso known as Pirat
  • Shukri Abdi Mohamed known as Pirat
  • Abubakar Ramadhan known as Pirat
  • Ali Daudi Osman known as Pirat
  • Hassan Aliaden known as Pirat
  • Mursal Ali Abdullahi known as Pirat
  • Carsten Eigil Hedegaard known as Crisis Team (as Carsen Eigil Hedegaard)
  • Peter Løvendal Kam known as Crisis Team
  • Jacob Lentz known as Crisis Team
  • Michael Christensen known as Crisis Team
  • Ole Dupont known as Bestyrelsesmedlem
  • Michael Glockmann known as Bestyrelsesmedlem
  • Ole Bager Nielsen known as Bestyrelsesmedlem
  • Bjarne Nørgaard known as Bestyrelsesmedlem
  • Jimmy Kaiyamaue known as Japansk Forretningsmand
  • Ken Christensen known as Japansk Forretningsmand
  • Tomizo 'Ika' Kitamoto known as Japansk Forretningsmand
  • Frank Moltke known as Journalist
  • Claus Friis known as Journalist
  • Bo Hau-Vangsøe known as Pårørende
  • Lise Nørskov known as Pårørende
  • Christina Cramer known as Pårørende
  • Sussie Nøhr known as Pårørende
  • Christoffer Sørensen known as Pårørende
  • Jakob Meyers known as Pårørende
  • Stelios Lambis known as Radiostemme (voice)
  • Peter Baxter known as Radiostemme (voice)



Supporting Department

Makeup Department:

  • Louise Hauberg known as makeup artist (as Louise Hauberg Nielsen)




Production Companies:

  • Nordisk Film (production company)

Other Companies:

  • Kameraudlejningen  camera equipment and digital intermediate service provided by


  • A-Film Distribution (2013) (Netherlands) (theatrical)
  • Ad Vitam Distribution (2013) (France) (theatrical)
  • Feelgood Entertainment (2013) (Greece) (theatrical)
  • Magnolia Pictures (2013) (USA) (theatrical) (subtitled)
  • Nordisk Film Biografdistribution (2012) (Denmark) (theatrical)
  • Vertigo Média Kft. (2013) (Hungary) (theatrical)
  • Madman Entertainment (2012) (Australia) (all media)
  • Magnolia Home Entertainment (2013) (USA) (DVD)
  • Transformer (2013) (Japan) (DVD)



Other Stuff

Visual Effects by:

  • Martin Madsen known as digital compositor

MPAA: Rated R for language



Filmography links and data courtesy of The Internet Movie Database

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