Omiros (Hostage)

With actors Stathis Papadopoulos, Giannis Stankoglou, Theodora Tzimou
Available on DVD in the US

An Albanian immigrant hijacks a Greek passenger bus in hopes of gaining safe passage back to his home country in director Constantine Giannaris’ tense account of the headline-making 1999 hostage situation that quickly spiraled into disaster. An armed Albanian man wanders onto a Greek bus, immediately overtaking the frightened passengers while issuing demands for money and safe passage back into Albania. In the subsequent twenty-hours, the tragic events that unfolded on that bus would serve to highlight the increasingly explosive relationship between Greece and its neighboring country Albania.

Links: IMDB, The New York Times
Genre(s): Action or Adventure; Drama, Melodrama;

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