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LAST HIJACK opens at the IFI on January 8th 2016

December 8th, 2015


Last Hijack











LAST HIJACK opens at the IFI on January 8th 2016:  WATCH THE TRAILER HERE

Still Films & Wildcard Distribution proudly present Emmy award-winning film LAST HIJACK, the new documentary from the team behind A Scanner Darkly and Waking Life.

LAST HIJACK uses an innovative mix of live action and animation. Original oil paintings were digitized to portray the real-life story of Somali pirate Mohamed and used alongside footage gained from the incredible ​access afforded to the small Somali crew.

Filmmakers Tommy Pallotta & Femke Wolting (A Scanner Darkly, Waking Life) bring you this gripping, multi-award winning film with unique Irish-produced animation techniques from Piranha Bar. LAST HIJACK  is a true tale of survival, told from the pirate’s perspective. The film takes a hybrid approach to explore how Mohamed came to live such a brutal and dangerous existence. Animated re-enactments exploring his memories, dreams and fears, from his point of view, are juxtaposed with raw footage from his everyday life in an original non-fiction narrative.

Stunning. Not to be missed on the big screen.

“Easily one of the best docs of the year” – Indiewire
“Gripping” – Film Journal International
92% – Rotten Tomatoes
“12 must-see movies at this year’s New York Film Festival” – Flavorwire
“Genre-smashing” – The Village Voice
“Imaginative animated sequences enliven a behind-the-scenes documentary – it’s extraordinary added value is recurrent sequences of animation that go where no camera can” – Hollywood Reporter

Digital Emmy Award winner/ Best International Transmedia Project Tous Ecrans Festival, Geneva/ Prix Europa award, Berlin

Booking info coming soon!

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