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Hostages (2017)

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 »

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Rezo Gigineishvili
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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 tried and executed.

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Crime | Drama

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Country:

Georgia | Russia | Poland

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Georgian | Russian

Release Date:

20 April 2017 (Georgia) See more »

Also Known As:

Gisslan See more »

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$363,259
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2.35 : 1
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Referenced in Evening Urgant: Angelina Vovk/Rezo Gigineishvili (2017) See more »

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Hostages
21 February 2017 | by indiecinemamagazineSee all my reviews

The film Hostages (Mdzevlebi) directed by the young Georgian director Rezo Gigineishvili was shown at the Berlinale in the Panorama section. It is based on the true events of a plane hijacking in 1983 by a group of youngsters belonging to the artistic elite of Georgia. The hijacking resulted in multiple casualties and all hijackers, except the woman, were executed. After the USSR dissolved, the participants of these events were sometimes romanticized and represented as heroic martyrs.

The film leaves a strong impression and leaves room for thought. The closing sentence of the film – " In 1991 the freedom of movement was finally granted" – is something completely unnecessary; first of all this is common knowledge and secondly the lack of freedom of movement cannot be an excuse or explanation for the atrocities depicted in the film.

The film does not offer answers and does not explain motivation of horrific actions of hijackers, however it poses some profound questions, which is also important, especially as this event is still shrouded in mystery. The picture filmed in minimalistic style and is made in an almost documentary fashion, it is tense and grips the viewer all the way through.

Read more at: http://indie-cinema.com/2017/02/hostages/


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