Indie Somali Pirate Drama 'Fishing Without Nets' Debuts New Trailer

September 19, 2014
Source: YouTube

Fishing Without Nets Trailer

"These waters are my home. But now, our nets are coming up empty." This outstanding film is one of the best discoveries of Sundance this year, a riveting and extremely well-made thriller called Fishing Without Nets, filmed in Africa following Somali pirates. Fishing Without Nets is the feature debut of up-and-coming filmmaker Cutter Hodierne, adapting his own short film into a full-length feature using mostly non-actor locals. I caught this at Sundance and was very moved by it, one of those films that has stuck with me ever since then. This is a fantastic trailer giving you just a glimpse of the story in the film, as well as the complex character development that makes it better than expected. I strongly recommend giving this film a chance.

Here's the full official trailer for Cutter Hodierne's Fishing Without Nets, direct from Vice's YouTube:

Shot in East Africa using Somali non-actors, Fishing Without Nets tells the mesmerizing and sobering story of the bandits from the Somali point of view. First-time feature filmmaker Cutter Hodierne combines the epic cinematic vision of a glorious action-thriller with intimate, textured qualities of an art film, humanizing the pirates by bringing us inside their moral dilemmas and gut-wrenching struggles. Cutter debuted this first as a short at Sundance in 2012, winning the Grand Jury Prize for Short Film. The feature film, which just premiered at Sundance 2014, won the U.S. Dramatic Competition Best Director award. Vice Films will be releasing Fishing Without Nets in theaters starting September 26th, plus VOD in October. Official site.

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Xerxexx on Sep 19, 2014


you truly are stupid, and I use that word with all of its emphasis, for you to write what you did is pure stupidity. Sure cap phillips came out before this, but that takes nothing away from the amount of time it takes to create a film. I can see you have never done anything remotely close to what this crew, filmmakers, cast, editors, composers etc. have done here. Now who's the talentless schmuck again?

cg on Sep 19, 2014


Fishing Without Nets began a short long before there was a Captain Philips movie. It won the top prize for best short at Sundance in 2012. Movies take time. These are two very different perspectives.

alicia shepard on Sep 19, 2014


I'm the Captain NOW. Poor people.

DAVIDPD on Sep 20, 2014


Hopefully the movie ends with them all being drone-striked.

Tim on Sep 23, 2014


That's really sad. People without choice making bad ones... In many parts of the world, that's the way of that same world...

shiboleth on Sep 21, 2014


Captain Phillips was bad. This looks much better...

shiboleth on Sep 21, 2014


"A highjacking" came out months before Captain Phillips did.

SCAL-LA-BREEN-E on Sep 25, 2014

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