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HOSTAGES

by Rezo Gigineishvili

synopsis

While Nika's and Ana’s wedding was in full swing, nobody realised that the young newlyweds and their friends are using the wedding as a cover to escape from the Soviet Union. Their previous attempts have failed and they choose the risky option: to hijack a flight from Tbilisi to Batumi and force it to land in Turkey, the closest country to Georgia that was not part of the Eastern Block, but The Soviet special forces has forced the plane down and the hijackers are sentenced to death.

international title: Hostages
original title: Mzevlebi
country: Poland, Georgia, Russian Federation
sales agent: WestEnd Films
year: 2017
genre: fiction
directed by: Rezo Gigineishvili
screenplay: Rezo Gigineishvili, Lasha Bughadze
cast: Merab Ninidze, Darejan Kharshiladze, Avto Makharadze, Tina Dalakishvili, Mikheil Gomiashvili
cinematography by: Vladislav Opeliants
art director: Kote Japaridze
costumes designer: TInatina Kvinikadze
producer: Vladimer Katcharava, Tamara Tatishvili, Mihail Fenogenov
co-producer: Ewa Puszczynska
production: Extreme Emotions, 20 Steps, Ink TV (RU), Nebo Film (RU)

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main awards/selection

Berlinale 2017
Panorama
Sarajevo Film Festival 2017

Feature Competition
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