• 2005
  • Greece / Turkey
  • 1h 35min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Constantine Giannaris
  • Cast: Stathis Papadopoulos, Theodora Tzimou, Giannis Stankoglu

In an act of revenge an illegal immigrant hijacks a bus and demands that he be paid a ransom and allowed safe passage to his homeland of Albania. The hijacking, along with its entourage of police and television crews, is transmitted live on Greek television. Based on a true story, Giannaris' film draws a bleak picture of the media and the claustrophobic society it informs.

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Greek cinema

31 Jan 2008

Greek cinema old and new is trumpeted in this short season of films from the home of philosophy. There’s something here for everyone, from Tassos Boulmetis’ blockbusting (in Greece) historical epic A Touch of Spice, real-life hijack drama Hostage and…

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