2014 Schedule
Interactive: March 7–11  •  Film: March 7–15  •  Music: March 11–16

Last Hijack

"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

Music: Kreidler

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

Public Film Contact
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