Hostages

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16+
2016-2017, Russia-Georgia-Poland
103 min., colour, 5.1, languages — Georgian, Russian

Director Rezo Gigineishvili
Scriptwriters Rezo Gigineishvili, Lasha Bugadze
DoP Vladislav Opelyants
Production Design Kote Dzhaparidze, Fedor Saveliev 
Music Giya Kancheli
Editing Yaroslav Kaminski, Andrei Gamov
Cast: Tina Dalakishvili, Irakli Kvirikadze, Merab Ninidze, Darejan Kharshiladze, Giga Datiashvili, Giorgi Grdzelidze, Georgi Tabidze, Giorgi Khurtsilava, Vakho Chachanidze, Kato Kalatozishvili, Avtandil Makharadze, Misha Gomiashvili, Beka Lemondzhava, Iliko Sukhishvili, Nadezhda Mikhalkova, Maria Shalaeva
Producers Mikhail Finogenov, Rezo Gigineishvili, Tamara Tatishvili, Vladimir Kacharava 
Production Film Company Nebo (Sky), 20 Steps Productions, Extreme Emotions
World Rights WestEnd Films
Distribution (RF) Central Partnership


The early 1980s, Soviet Georgia. A few years before the collapse of the Soviet Union. Young people from respected Georgian families search for themselves in a closed system. The music of The Beatles, jeans, American cigarettes, a place in society, a certain future... It would seem they had everything, except for one thing: freedom. Yet the price for this freedom is too high...
The true story about events of 1983, when six young men and a girl tried to hijack a plane in order to flee from the USSR. 

Best director and best cinematographer prizes, ORFF «Kinotavr-2017»


REZO GIGINEISHVILI
Director, scriptwriter, producer. Born in Tbilisi in 1982. Graduated from the director’s faculty of the Film Institute VGIK (2005, class of M. Khutsiev). Debuted in cinema as second director for Fedor Bondarchuk’s «Company 9». In 2006 made his first feature, «Heat», which was a box office hit in Russia. He was second unit director for Bondarchuk’s dilogy «Dark Planet: Inhabited Island» (2008) and «Dark Planet: Rebellion» (2009). He also made over 150 music and advertising clips, and produces serials. Other directorial works: «9 Months» (2006, serial), «Love with an Accent» (2012), "The Last of the Magikians«(2013-2015, serial), «Without Borders» (2015), «About Love. Adults Only» (2017, segment).