Hostages

Hostages

Hostages

In 1983, a group of Georgians attempt to hijack a plane to Turkey to escape the USSR in this political thriller based on a true story.

"Border guards are keeping an eye on a group of young Georgians who are enjoying a boisterous dip in the Black Sea ... The group includes doctors, actors, an aspirant for the orthodox priesthood, as well as Anna and Nika, who are about to marry. But their thoughts are all preoccupied by something else altogether: after the wedding they plan to board a scheduled flight in Tbilisi, hijack the aircraft at gunpoint and force the pilot to land in Turkey. Their fierce desire for freedom and an unfortunate chain of unexpected events lead to a national tragedy." (Berlin International Film Festival)

2017103 minsGeorgia, Russia, PolandGeorgian and Russian with English subtitles
DramaWorld Cinema

Hostages / Reviews

Screen Daily

Screen Daily

A taut, meticulously-researched account of the events and their aftermath.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Gigineishvili strikes a careful balance between nerve-jangling action yarn and forensic procedural, even if this methodically non-judgmental approach sometimes risks slipping into aloof detachment.

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