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June 20, 2013

A HIJACKING - NERVE WRACKING EXPERIENCE ON THE SEA

Pictured Mikkel (Pilou Asbaek)
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EVERYBODY ON THIS CARGO SHIP SEEMS TO BE HAPPY - AND HAVING A SWELL TIME

Well, not everyone. There is a problem. The Ship is bound for Mumbai. Danger is right around the next wave. 

The crew has been hi-jacked by Somali pirates. This fascinating journey is incredibly believable. There are several "Clinch" your fist moments that the crew will have to endure. They run out of food, they run out of everything. The pirates don't seem to care - they are truly dangerous. Here is the smiling and good happy go-lucky cook - before they began to abuse him. Pirates don't care - they just want the 15-million bucks that they demand. You might compare it to "The Game of Thrones" - on the Sea. 

This movie will give you a Popcorn adrenaline rush. Just don't get in the way of the cleaver. These pirates are not just after the do-re-me - they want everything that they can get. If they could - they would break every frame in your body. Not a nice place to live. 

The Danish Actors really have to endure extreme torture. And why do the pirates do that? They want the money and they make the guys on the ship call they their company on shore -- and force them to give them the money deal that they want. Of course -- they get it - but they still are disturbingly ugly. Don't plan to vacation their - EVER! 

The film opens with the happy-go-lucky Chef Mikkel (Pilou Asbaek) aboard the ship MV Rozan. He hopes to get home to his wonderful wife and young daughter. The ship is headed by Ozzie captain (Keith Pearson). 

One thing I like about the tense movie is that there is no clever gadgetry. This is a real story with real people in peril. This is spectacular film making and Superb Acting. It's intensely moving. 

Now Playing at Landmark Movie Theatres 

RATING: FOUR BOXES OF POPCORN!!!! (highest rating!) -trademarkd- 

(((Lee Hartgrave has contributed many articles to the San Francisco Chronicle Sunday Datebook and he produced and hosted a long-running Arts-Segment on PBS KQED))) 

*He is also a Columnist at: beyondchron.org. (for more stories) 

You can also read reviews at: Lee Hartgrave Tonight (Google) 

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