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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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Brilliant film ruined by dubbing
6 June 2013 | by patrick-705-559996See all my reviews

I'm not going to add the reviews others here have posted as they cover all the bases much better than I could.

I watched this film because my son is/was mad about the GIGN. I went to the trouble of kitting him out for Halloween only for 95% of the people who saw him ask if he was SWAT. I've done a considerable amount of research into GIGN and was fortunate to get a GIGN poster signed to my son by a ex member.

The costumes and equipment used for the film was very well done, especially the use of revolvers over semi auto pistols.

What I will say is that I thought it was a brilliant movie ruined by being dubbed in English. If the dubbed version was done by French voice actors in English it would have been fine but the American accents got on my nerves after about 5 minutes. I would much rather have had subtitles and try to follow along with my rusty French.


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