HOSTAGES

MDZEVLEBI

By Rezo GIGINEISHVILI

THESSALONIKI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL - as FEST

Drama - Completed 2017

From the creative team behind Academy-Award winning drama Ida, comes a moving story of youth, freedom and rebellion. Hostages is based on the true story of a plot to escape the Soviet Union, as a young couple and their friends seek a life away from their parents, beyond the realms of Soviet control.

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& Awards

Berlinale - Berlin IFF 2017
Panorama
Stockholm IFF 2017
Open Zone
    • Year of production
    • 2017
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • GEORGIA
    • Languages
    • GEORGIAN, RUSSIAN
    • Duration
    • 104 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Rezo GIGINEISHVILI
    • Producer(s)
    • Ewa PUSZCZYNSKA, Tamara TATISHVILI, Mikhail FINOGENOV, Vladimer KATCHARAVA, Rezo GIGINEISHVILI, Boris FRUMIN
    • Synopsis
    • 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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