"Last Hijack" is a true tale of survival in Somalia told from the pirate’s perspective. Combining animation with documentary storytelling, the film takes an innovative hybrid approach to explore how one Somali pirate - Mohamed - came to live such a brutal and dangerous existence. Animated re-enactments exploring Mohamed's memories, dreams and fears from his point of view are juxtaposed with raw footage from his everyday life in an original non-fiction narrative. Mohamed is one of Somalia’s most experienced pirates. But in his homeland, a failed state, Mohamed is just another middle-aged man trying to make ends meet. He must decide whether to risk everything for one last hijack.
Director: Tommy Pallotta, Femke Wolting
Producer: Bruno Felix, Femke Wolting
Screenwriter: Femke Wolting, Tommy Pallotta
Cinematographer: Ahmed Farah
Editor: Edgar Burcksen, A.C.E.
Sound Designer: Andreas Hildebrandt
Additional Credits: Co-producer: Nicky Gogan, Co-producer: Gerhard Meixner, Co-producer: Roman Paul, Co-producer: Bart van Langendonck
Principal Cast: Mohamed Nur
The filmmaking team of Tommy Pallotta and Femke Wolting is a meeting of true industry pioneers who push the boundaries of storytelling. Tommy first produced the award-winning feature film Waking Life. He followed up with Philip K. Dick’s A Scanner Darkly. Femke Wolting co-founded Submarine, a multiple award-winning production company.
Distributor: The Match Factory
Sales Agent: The Match Factory
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