Hostages

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    Hostages

    Directed by

    Georgia, Russia

    2017

    104 min

    • Russian
    • Georgian

    Drama

    Soviet Georgia, 1983. Preparations for Nika and Ana's wedding are in full swing and it's a big day for both of their elite families. For the newlyweds and their friends, however, the celebrations are in fact part of a cover-up, as they plot an audacious escape from the Soviet Union. They plan to flee their claustrophobic daily lives, discover the free world and break out from their parents' stifling worldview. The day after the wedding, Nika and Ana decide to move forward with their riskiest plan yet: hijacking a local flight from Tbilisi to Batumi and forcing it to land in Turkey, the closest country to Georgia that isn't part of the Eastern Block. But as the plane leaves the ground and the pressure quickly rises, nothing goes as planned for these amateur would-be hijackers.

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    Credits

    Cast
    Merab Ninidze
    Tina Dalakishvili
    Irakli Kvirikadze
    Darejan Kharshiladze
    Sales
    WESTEND FILMS
    Production
    INK TV
    Production
    KINOCOMPANIA NEBO
    Production
    20 STEPS PRODUCTION
    Press
    WOLF CONSULTANTS
    Rezo Gigineishvili

    Rezo Gigineishvili

    Georgia

    Rezo Gigineishvili is a Georgian film director residing in Russia. He graduated from the Moscow State Institute of Cinematography. While still at university, Rezo worked as second unit director on Fedor Bondarchuk’s box office hits THE 9TH COMPANY (2005) and THE INHABITED ISLAND (2007). He directed the feature film HEAT in 2006, which attracted attention to Rezo as an upcoming director to watch.
    In 2012, Rezo wrote and shot the romantic comedy LOVE WITH ACCENT, which featured a high-profile international cast and established Rezo as a versatile young filmmaker. The sequel to the film, BEZ GRANTIS, was released in 2015, and was shot in Georgia, Armenia, Russia and Kazakhstan.

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