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Hostages (2017)

Zalozhniki (original title)
The movie describes real events that took place in 1983, when seven young Georgians, all from intellectual elite families, attempted to flee the Soviet Union by hijacking an airliner. The ... See full summary »

Director:

Rezo Gigineishvili
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3 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Irakli Kvirikadze ... Nika
Tinatin Dalakishvili ... Anna
Avtandil Makharadze ... Shota
Merab Ninidze ... Levan
Darejan Kharshiladze ... Nino
Giga Datiashvili Giga Datiashvili ... Koka
Giorgi Khurtsilava Giorgi Khurtsilava ... Lasha
Giorgi Grdzelidze Giorgi Grdzelidze ... Sandro
Giorgi Tabidze Giorgi Tabidze ... Oto
Vakho Chachanidze Vakho Chachanidze ... Irakli
Kato Kalatozishvili Kato Kalatozishvili ... Tamuna
Beka Lemonjava Beka Lemonjava ... Zuriko
Iliko Sukhishvili Iliko Sukhishvili ... Father Daniil
Mikheil Gomiashvili Mikheil Gomiashvili ... Tengiz
Nadezhda Mikhalkova ... Maya
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The movie describes real events that took place in 1983, when seven young Georgians, all from intellectual elite families, attempted to flee the Soviet Union by hijacking an airliner. The crisis ended with a storming of the airliner by Soviet special forces that resulted in eight dead. The surviving hijackers were subsequently convicted and executed. Written by Bazza the Beast

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Crime | Drama | History

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Referenced in Evening Urgant: Angelina Vovk/Rezo Gigineishvili (2017) See more »

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about freedom
24 August 2020 | by KirpianuscusSee all my reviews

It is a special film. Superficial, at the first sigh, maybe only a sketch but perfect for remind the realities unde Soviet regime. A special virtue Avtandil Makharadye as Shota . And the fine portraits of the characters. It is not easy to explain the roots and the desire and the needs of the young people looking for be in Occident. But the realism of acting gives many clues. Without explain < proposing only pieces for define, in fair and delicate manner, the enthusiasm and adrenaline , the mistakes as result of panic and fear and absence of experience, the sufferance of parents, the need to understand of a mother. Yes, it is inspired by a real case, one from many results of desperation behind Iron Courtain. But it has , in same measure, status of warning and hommage and manifesto. Its aspect of sketch is its main virtue because things like thant are only imagenated and feeled.


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Country:

Georgia | Russia | Poland

Language:

Georgian | Russian

Release Date:

20 April 2017 (Georgia) See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$363,259
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2.35 : 1
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