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 »
Colorfully rich, and emotionally deep, "Love with Accent" is a film that explores several very different love stories. These are true stories of human feelings, bright and passionate, ... See full summary »
After the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, presidential and oppositional forces confronted each other on the main avenue of Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia. Gia, a soldier of ... See full summary »
Series refers to the Georgian reality reality. Nina Tina And Kato Are Childhood Friends Nina Is a Housewife Tina Is a Feminist And Kato Is a Old Event-manager They Will Join The New Friends... See full summary »
A young refugee and his mother flee war and ethnic cleansing in the breakaway Georgian region of Abkhazia, leaving his father behind. After arriving in the Georgian capital of Tbilisi, the ... See full summary »
A story of the film is based on real events that occurred during the Russian military intervention in Georgia in 2008. Shindisi is a name of the place where Russian occupation forces sieged... See full summary »
Grown up granddaughter recalls summer days spent in the village together with her grandmother Mariam and other children. Her memories are bitter sweet mix of childhood nostalgia and real life anecdotes.
Little Keto is only child in rich Georgian family, but she is abducted by two Lezgian men. Parents found their daughter after many years, but she could not remember her childhood and past. ... See full summary »
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 tried and executed.
This movie is based on a true event that occurred in 1983 in Georgia when it was part of the USSR. A group of young people, highly dissatisfied with life under the Soviet state, decided to hijack a passenger jet and force it to take them out to the West.
First off, it is great to have a chance to see movies made it parts of the world with little cinema output. For this reason alone, Hostages is a worthwhile film, given its Georgian origins. The story itself is one not known to me at all but it is certainly an interesting set of events. It is a film which operates in shades of grey as opposed to black and white certainties. We do sympathise with the frustrations of the hijackers and their daily grind but it is difficult to condone their actions given that people were killed as a result of it; then again, the Soviet response to the incident was extremely heavy-handed, although they were trying to resolve the problem. The result is a more even-handed and thought-provoking film than might otherwise have been produced, although it would only be fair to say that it is definitely critical of the life that was imposed on people under the communist regime. The gloomy early 80's period detail is well done and the film is very well made. Perhaps the material could have been focused a little more sharply in places maybe but overall this is worth seeing for sure.
10 of 37 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?
| Report this