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by Tommy Pallotta, Femke Wolting


In Somalia, piracy is far less socially acceptable than it was a few years ago. And yet necessity still forces fishermen into the clutches of the pirate recruiters. One experienced pirate is Mohamed, who, like many others, took to piracy in order to survive in his country. His fiancé's parents do not look at all kindly on his activity, for life as a pirate on the high seas has become increasingly dangerous since these waters are now tightly controlled. There’s not much left of the heroic image that pirates once enjoyed, either. Yet many families are reliant on the income from piracy, although the spoils are not what they once were. Mohamed has to decide if he should capture one last ship or begin a new life with his fiancé – albeit with uncertain prospects.

international title: Last Hijack
original title: Last Hijack
country: Netherlands, Germany, Ireland
sales agent: The Match Factory
year: 2014
genre: animation
directed by: Tommy Pallotta, Femke Wolting
film run: 83'
release date: NL 24/04/2014
cinematography by: Ahmed Farah
film editing: Edgar Burcksen
producer: Bruno Felix, Femke Wolting
co-producer: Nicky Gogan, Gerhard Meixner, Roman Paul, Bart Van Langendonck, Jamal Osman, Margje de Koning, Lucia Haslauer, Isa Ostertag, Lucas Schmidt, Emma Scott, Alan Maher
production: Submarine, Still Films, Razor Film Produktion, Savage Film, Ikon, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF)
backing: Irish Film Board
distributor: Cinema Delicatessen


main awards/selection

Berlin International Film Festival 2014 Panorama Dokumente
Annecy Film Festival 2014 

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