Somali pirates seize a Danish freighter in the Indian Ocean, demanding millions in ransom as the stubborn CEO of the shipping company tries in vain to negotiate a deal in this tense and topical thriller. As the heavily armed pirates surround the MV Rozen, frightened cook Mikkel (Pilou Asbæk) and engineer Jan (Roland Møller) realize that any false move could be their last. Meanwhile, miles away, shipping-company head Peter Ludvigsen (Søren Malling) receives word of the volatile situation and attempts to take control of negotiations. As days drag on into weeks, however, it gradually becomes apparent that Ludvigsen is in over his head. With the lives of the terrified crew hanging in the balance, that lack of a clear resolution finds the situation aboard the MV Rozen turning volatile as Ludvigsen tries to stand his ground and the pirates grow increasingly agitated.