Rezo GIGINISHVILY
Резо ГИГИНЕИШВИЛИ
Rezo GUIGUINEICHVILI
Georgia / Russia / Poland, 2017, 103mn 
fiction
Zalozhniki
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 Hostages

 Otages

 
Directed by : Rezo GIGINISHVILY (Резо ГИГИНЕИШВИЛИ)
Writing credits : Lasha BUGADZE (Лаша БУГАДЗЕ), Rezo GIGINISHVILY (Резо ГИГИНЕИШВИЛИ), Irakli KVIRIKADZE (Ираклий КВИРИКАДЗЕ)
 
Cast
Irakli KVIRIKADZE (Ираклий КВИРИКАДЗЕ)
giga DATYASHVILI (Гига ДАТИАШВИЛИ)
Merab NINIDZE (Мераб НИНИДЗЕ)
Tinatin DALAKISHVILI (Тинатин ДАЛАКИШВИЛИ)
Darejan KHARSHILADZE (Дареджан ХАРШИЛАДЗЕ)
 
Cinematography : Vladislav OPELIANTS (Владислав ОПЕЛЬЯНЦ)
Production design : Kote JAPARIDZE (Коте ДЖАПАРИДЗЕ), Fyodor SAVYELEV (Федор САВЕЛЬЕВ)
Music : Giya KANCHELY (Гия КАНЧЕЛИ)
Produced by : Mikhail FINOGENOV (Михаил ФИНОГЕНОВ), Vladimir KACHARAVA (Владимир КАЧАРАВА), Tamara TATISHVILI (Тамара ТАТИШВИЛИ)
Companies : «Кинокомпания «Небо» / Société "Nebo" ("Le Ciel"), 20 steps production
Film revenue in Russia : 0.347 million dollars
 
Sites : Page sur Allociné, page sur IMDb
Release date in France : 2017-08-02, Site

Awards :
Meilleure direction d'acteurs Open Russian Film Festival Kinotavr, Sochi (Russia), 2017

Plot synopsis
The Georgian Soviet Socialist Republic in 1983. Border guards are keeping an eye on a group of young Georgians who are enjoying a boisterous dip in the Black Sea. They are smoking cigarettes from the West and listening to the Beatles. They all long to lead independent, professional lives, free from the police state and their parental homes. The group includes doctors, actors, an aspirant for the orthodox priesthood, as well as Anna and Nika, who are about to marry. But their thoughts are all preoccupied by something else altogether: after the wedding they plan to board a scheduled flight in Tbilisi, hijack the aircraft at gunpoint and force the pilot to land in Turkey. Their fierce desire for freedom and an unfortunate chain of unexpected events lead to a national tragedy. A tense, atmospheric re-telling of the Tbilisi hijacking of 1983 depicting young Soviet citizens who see themselves crushed between the promise of Western culture and repressive Communist rule. The sensitive performances of the actors show just how their desperation leads to violence, and how their parents are left paralysed and helpless by an inhumane system.
 

commentaries
Rezo Gigineishvili: Hostages (Zalozhniki, Georgia, 2017), Andrei ROGATCHEVSKI, Kinokultura, 2018
«Заложники»: Смерть в детской, Василий СТЕПАНОВ, séance.ru, 2017
Актриса Тинатин Далакишвили: «Для актера важно быть разносторонним человеком, поэтому я работала официанткой, консультантом, продавцом и даже выгуливала собак», Interview, Woman.ru, 2017
Quatre raisons d’aller voir le nouveau film Hostages, Alexandre NETCHAÏEV, RUSSIA BEYOND, 2017
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- Festival Bridges. Bozar. East of West films festival, Brussels (Belgium), 2019
- Russian film festival in Ajaccio, Ajaccio (France), 2018
- Nantes Russian Film Festival, Nantes (France), 2018
- Russian Film Week in London, London (United Kingdom), 2018
- Sarajevo Film Festival, Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina), 2017
- Cairo International Film Festival, Cairo (Egypt), 2017
- Release in France of the film, Different cities (France), 2017-08-02
- Honfleur Russian Film Festival, Honfleur (France), 2017
- Berlin International Film Festival : Berlinale, Berlin (Germany), 2017
- International Film Festival of India : IFFI, Goa (India), 2017
- Haifa International Film Festival, Haifa (Israel), 2017
- Festival internazionale del Film di Roma, Rome (Italy), 2017
- Sputnik nad Polska, Warsaw (Poland), 2017
- Open Russian Film Festival Kinotavr, Sochi (Russia), 2017
- Russian Film Week in London, London (United Kingdom), 2017
- Edinburgh International Film Festival, Edinburgh (United Kingdom), 2017