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Date(s) - 15/11/2017

Triskel Christchurch


Action | Historical | Europe 

This superb potboiler dramatises a significant and relatively unknown incident in Georgia’s history, when a faction hijacked a plane they boarded in Tbilisi in 1983, attempting to escape a then Soviet state, which had closed its borders. The film depicts an aspirant group of young people, including doctors, actors, a trainee for the orthodox priesthood and a couple who are about to marry. Hostages reveals its hand slowly; tension builds as we see characters going about their business and arranging the wedding, occasionally distracted to discuss their meticulous hijacking plan, or to buy a gun or a grenade. Its climax is shocking and extraordinary.

Director: Rezo Gigineishvili
Producer(s): Rezo Gigineishvili, Tamara Tatishvili, Vova Kacharava, Mikhail Finogenov
Screenwriter(s): Rezo Gigineishvili, Lasha Bugadze
Main Cast: Merab Ninidze

Country: Russia, Georgia, Poland
Languages: Georgian, Russian (Subtitled)
Colour: Colour
Duration: 103 minutes

Tickets: €7.50 / €6.50 Concession