a documentary by Zaza Rusadze
Tbilisi, 18th of November 1983
On the evening of November 18th 1983, seven young Georgians with a dream hijacked a Soviet passenger plane. The terrorists’ aim: a dramatic escape into the glittering west. What started out as a naive fantasy quickly became a nightmare whose events leave an indelible mark on the psyche of the Georgian nation.
Zaza Rusadze directs "Bandits”, a film retracing the roots of the escapade, its victims, its survivors and its myth. In an era defined by terror, "Bandits" is a timely examination of the human side of terrorism.
a credofilm production
© ARTE | 2003 | 52 Min | Digi-Beta | color | 1:1.37 | stereo
written and directed by Zaza Rusadze
Best International Documentary
Chicago International Documentary Film Festival, USA;