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5 Netflix Streaming Titles You May Not Know Are Available & May Want To Check Out (1/29/14)

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by Tambay A. Obenson
January 29, 2014 3:53 PM
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"A Hijacking"
"A Hijacking"

4 - Danish filmmaker Tobias Lindholm's feature film, A Hijacking, a mid-2013 Magnolia Pictures theatrical release.

The fictional narrative provides audiences with a window into the phenomenon of modern piracy as yet another by-product of the catastrophic economic disparity between impoverished countries and the "First World."

A Hijacking's synopsis reads:

Tensions are high after a Danish freighter is captured and held for ransom by Somali pirates, leading to weeks of high-stakes negotiations — and an escalating potential for explosive violence — in Tobias Lindholm's grittily authentic and suspenseful thriller.

A little bit more of what I read about the film: 

Hewing to the aesthetic he devised for his co-directed feature debut R (which dealt with life in a penitentiary), Lindholm and his collaborators make vivid use of actual locations and draw some of their cast from people who have been involved in similar situations... Far more than a gimmick, these elements of authenticity and Lindholm's documentary style not only invest the proceedings with a lived-in, matter-of-fact air, but ratchet up the tension and create an all-too-believable atmosphere of claustrophobia and fear. Forgoing exploitation tactics and cheap thrills, Lindholm zooms in on the harsh reality of his scenario.

A Hijacking made its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in late 2012.

Watch the trailer below:

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  • Donella | January 30, 2014 6:41 PMReply

    George Romero's Living Dead influence on John Carpenter was apparent for Assault on Precinct 13th. Death of a child.

    The siege at the station. Relentless, remorseless, voiceless killers.

    And Black male hero.

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