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The Assault

(L'assaut)

France 2010 12+ 95min.
  • 01-05-2012
  • Action
  • Thriller

Algeria/France, 1994, four heavily armed terrorists hijacked an Air France, Paris bound, plane in Algiers with 227 passengers on board. After remaining on the runway for hours because of the planes inability to take off, the hijackers were grants permission and soon after they had to land in Marseilles, France because the plane didn’t have enough fuel to reach Paris. The film follows the perspectives of one of the Jihadists on the plane, an overzealous French foreign ministry employee, and a GIGN officer named Thierry (Vincent Elbaz). This movie is based on the true events that occurred on Air France Flight 8969 on December 24, 1994, it was aired live in front of 21 million viewers.

Julien Leclercq Vincent Elbaz, Grégori Derangère, Mélanie Bernier, Aymen Saïdi, Chems Dahmani
Simon Moutairou,
Julien Leclercq,
Roland Môntins (book),
Gilles Cauture (book)
Thierry Pouget
Jean-Jacques Hertz,
François Roy
Mickael Dumontier,
Christine Lucas Navarro,
Frédéric Thoraval
Dolby Digital