The Assault

The Assault

L'assaut
2010
Action
88min.
Cast:
Aymen Saidi
Grégori Derangere
Marie Guillard
Mélanie Bernier
Philippe Bas
Vincent Elbaz
Country of origin:
Francie
France
Language:

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.

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