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Inspired by the real-life story of a bus hijacking in northern greece, hostage explores the sensitive issue of greek-albanian relations through a young albanian who takes over an intercity bus. Upon hijacking the bus, he takes the seven passengers hostage and demands a ransom of half and million euro, and safe


Studio Koch International
SKU 203512226
UPC 741952309895
UPC 14 00741952309895
Format DVD
Release Date 2/13/2007
Aspect Ratio
Anamorphic Widescreen  1.85:1
Name Papadopoulos,Stathi
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Cast & Crew
Constantine Giannaris - Director
Constantine Giannaris - Writer
Constantine Giannaris - Producer
Giannis Stankoglou - Actor
Ioanna Spillopoulou - Editor
Nikos Patrelakis - Original Music By
Panos Theofanopoulos - Cinematographer
Stathis Papadopoulos - Actor
Theodora Tzimou - Actor
Yannis Stankoglou - Actor
Yorgos Lykiardopoulos - Producer
Review Nevertheless, the story ends up being too ambiguous, with a couple of threads never really followed through, or else depicted in a confusingly subtle, convoluted manner. Graced with touching performances, this periodically riveting work might, paradoxically, have resulted in a universally accessible tale of ethnic strife if it had clarified its specifics...Giannaris admits he liberally took dramatic license at certain points - making one wonder at his inclusion of a disclaimer containing a caveat regarding the film's fidelity (or lack thereof) to the facts, as well as to question whether starting the movie with Senia's subjective voice-over was strategically off the mark, considering the realistically gritty material - and quasi-documentary form - that follows.
Reviewer Reymond Levy
ReviewRating 7
DVD, Aspect Ratio 1.85:1, English, Subtitled
Product Attributes
Actor Papadopoulos,Stathi
Label Koch Lorber Films Llc
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
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