In 1983, seven Georgians hijacked a Soviet passenger plane to escape into the glittering west. Bandits retraces the roots of the escapade, its victims, its survivors and its myth; an examination of the human side of terrorism.
Dir. Zaza Rusadze 2003 Germany 52m
A complex and coherent metaphor for the evil of tyranny. After the funeral of the mayor of a small Georgian town, his corpse turns up in his son’s garden and is secretly reburied. A local woman, suspected of digging up the body, accuses the mayor of a Stalinesque reign of terror.
Dir. Tengiz Abuladze 1984 Georgia 2h 33m
With introduction and Q & A from the Director of Bandits, Zaza Rusadze.