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L'assaut (2012)

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On December 24, 1994, when four heavily armed terrorists from the Algerian Armed Islamic Group hijacked an Air France plane bound for Paris at Algiers' airport, the 227 passengers on board seemed destined for tragedy. After hours of tireless negotiations the plane was granted permission to leave only to head to Marseille for refueling. Mindfully avoiding politics and emphasizing only the events themselves, The Assault weaves together the violent and claustrophobic onboard drama, with backstories of the tough SWAT officer and father, the determined jihadist from the slums of Algiers, and an overly ambitious French Interior Ministry worker.


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: April 6th, 2012 (Limited) by Screen Media Films, released as The Assault
MPAA Rating: R for violence.
(Rating bulletin 2195, 10/26/2011)
Running Time: 95 minutes
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Keywords: Terrorism, Religious, Political, Special Ops, Hijacking, TV Industry, News, Christmas, Rescue
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Dramatization
Production Companies: Les Films du Labyrinthe
Production Countries: France

Leading Cast


Supporting Cast

Aymen Saidi    Jihadist Terrorist
Melanie Bernier    French Interior Ministry

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Production and Technical Credits

Melanie Bernier    Screenwriter
Julien Leclercq    Screenwriter
Gergori Derangere    Executive Producer
Julien Leclercq    Producer
Philippe Cura    Producer
Thierry Pouget    Cinematographer
Mickael Dumontier    Editor
Frederic Thoraval    Editor

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April 6th, 2012

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