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Inspired by the real-life story of a bus hijacking in Northern Greece, HOSTAGE explores the sensitive issue of Greek-Albanian relations through a young Albanian who takes over an intercity ... See full summary »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Stathis Papadopoulos ... Elion Senja
... Iliana
... Grigoris
... Police Commander
... Giannis
Marilou Kapa-Valeonti ... Angeliki
Konstantina Angelopulou ... Kelly
Antonis Ntourakis ... Orfeas
Manolis Afoliano ... Jack
Raimonda Bulku ... Francesca (as Rajmonda Bullku)
Ndriçim Xhepa
Ersi Malikenzou ... Old Lady
... Biris
... Martha
Theofania Papathoma ... Kaiti
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Inspired by the real-life story of a bus hijacking in Northern Greece, HOSTAGE explores the sensitive issue of Greek-Albanian relations through a young Albanian who takes over an intercity bus. Upon hijacking the bus, he takes the seven passengers hostage and demands a ransom of half and million euro, and safe passage to his homeland of Albania. Surrounded by police, the bus trundles towards the Albanian border and the tension mounts until the final harrowing conclusion. Written by Anonymous

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I want only young people in the bus. If I get killed, not only my mother should cry. Theirs should cry too...

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Great film; however a watered down version of the real experience
28 October 2011 | by See all my reviews

I'm voting a 9, because it's a convincing, good film. But as far a it being a true story.... not exactly. I was in Greece on vacation in 1998 when this happened. At the time; Albanian refugees were living in Greece. Greeks felt sorry for them, as they do for so many others;( their biggest downfall), and allowed them into their homes, jobs, lives... and in return they robbed banks, killed their hosts and terrorized the country. This movie portrayed the situation as an innocent, good-looking boy treated as a slave in Greece. With a bus full of Stockholm syndrome victims!! And done so well; I almost fell for it. I heard the entire thing live on the radio; this bastard shoved the grenade in the lady's pants and threatened to pull the pin for hours; and then finally did.


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