Hostages (2017 film)
|Directed by||Rezo Gigineishvili|
|Produced by||Vladimer Katcharava, Tamara Tatishvili, Mihail Fenogenov|
|Music by||Giya Kancheli|
20 Steps Productions|
Hostages is a 2017 drama film directed and written by Rezo Gigineishvili and co-written by Lasha Bugadze. It was screened in the Panorama section at the 67th Berlin International Film Festival. The film is based on true story and tells about Georgian terrorist group attempting to hijack a plane in 1983.
Early 80's. Soviet Georgia. Just a few years before the collapse of the Soviet Union. Young people from respected Georgian families are looking for themselves in a closed system. The Beatles's music, jeans, American cigarettes, position in society, guaranteed future. They seemed to have everything except one — freedom. The price of this freedom will be too high. A true story about the events of 1983, when six guys and one girl tried to hijack a plane in order to escape from the USSR.
- Merab Ninidze (Levan)
- Darejan Kharshiladze (Nino)
- Tina Dalakishvili (Anna)
- Avtandil Makharadze (Shota, Sandro's father)
- Irakli Kvirikadze (Nika)
- Giga Datiashvili (Koka)
- Giorgi Grdzelidze (Sandro)
- George Tabidze (Oto)
- Giorgi Khurtsilava (Lasha)
- Vakhtang Chachanidze (Irakli)
- Ekaterine Kalatozishvili (Tamuna)
The film is a Georgian-Russian co-production and the producing companies are: NEBO film Russia; 20 Steps Productions -Georgia). The film's script has won a co-production competition which was held by the Georgian National Film Center.
London-based sales agent WestEnd Films has acquired world rights to Rezo Gigineishvili’s drama film, after its premiere in the Panorama strand of the 2017 Berlin Film Festival.
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