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The Assault (2010)

L'assaut (original title)
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Based on a true story, a SWAT team is tasked with storming a hijacked Air France plane to save its passengers.

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Julien Leclercq

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Vincent Elbaz ... Thierry
Grégori Derangère ... Commandant Denis Favier
Mélanie Bernier ... Carole
Aymen Saïdi ... Yahia
Chems Dahmani Chems Dahmani ... Mustapha
Mohid Abid Mohid Abid ... Makhlouf
Djanis Bouzyani Djanis Bouzyani ... Salim
Marie Guillard ... Claire
Naturel Le Ruyet Naturel Le Ruyet ... Emma
Philippe Bas Philippe Bas ... Didier snipper GIGN
Philippe Cura Philippe Cura ... GIGN 1
Grégoire Taulère Grégoire Taulère ... GIGN 2
Charlie Costillas Charlie Costillas ... Jeune recrue GIGN 1
Ludovic Meacci Ludovic Meacci ... Jeune recrue GIGN 2
Laurent Paillot Laurent Paillot ... Administratif GIGN
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Based on a true story, a SWAT team is tasked with storming a hijacked Air France plane to save its passengers.

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Monday 26th December 1994. Marigname Airport See more »


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Rated R for violence | See all certifications »

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Country:

France

Language:

French | Arabic

Release Date:

9 March 2011 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

El asalto See more »

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Dolby Digital | DTS-Stereo

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Assaulting
4 March 2012 | by kosmaspSee all my reviews

Every nation has their special police/squad team. So do the french as you can see in this movie that is based on a real event that occurred in 1994. Something is going down (no pun intended), which the french police tries to stop. Of course this can be eerie, especially because you will think of another event that happened a few years later elsewhere. While no real connection is made, you can sort of feel it.

What makes this stick out, is the fact, that there are quite a few good action set pieces and a real character development amongst our characters. While I haven't checked upon how close this is to what happened originally, I can tell you that this is tension filled stuff indeed.


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