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The Assault

The Assault

A Feature film by Julien Leclercq

Produced by Labyrinthe Films

Release in France : 09/03/2011

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Labyrinthe Films

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Elle Driver

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Backup Films

French distribution :

Mars Films

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Saturday 24th December 1994. Four GIA terrorists hijack an Air France A300 Airbus at the Algiers airport. The Airbus, bound for Paris, has 227 passengers on board. No one knows exactly what the terrorists’ intentions are, just that they are armed and extremely determined. They demand the liberation of their “brothers in arms” and want the aircraft to take off at once. After very lengthy and intense negotiations between the French and Algerian governments, the plane is finally allowed to leave. There are three main characters at the heart of the action: a member of the GIGN, Carole Jeanton, an ambitious technocrat willing to do anything it takes to achieve personal gain from the events, and Yahia Abdallah, a determined jihadist who grew up in the slums of Algiers and was being manipulated by an obscure GIA envoy, Ali Touchent. Each one will follow their own ideology until their paths cross in the final outcome. In front of an audience of 21 million television viewers, an assault by the GIGN brings the hostage crisis to an end. Never, in the history of terrorism had a crisis such as this arisen. It was to be a foretaste of the terrible events of September 11th 2001.



The Assault

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Photos (8)

Full credits (15)

Executive Producer :

Julien Madon

Line Producer :

Marc Olla

Director of Photography :

Thierry Pouget

Press Attaché (film) :

Dominique Segall

Sound Editor :

Sébastien Marquilly

Music Composers :

Jean-Jacques Hertz, François Roy

Casting :

Pierre-Jacques Bénichou

Sound Mixer :

Sébastien Ariaux

Assistant Director :

Thierry Lecomte

Screenwriters :

Simon Moutaïrou, Julien Leclercq

Sound Recordist :

Jacques Sans

Editors :

Mickael Dumontier, Christine Lucas-Navarro, Frédéric Thoraval

Production Designer :

Jean-Philippe Moreaux

Foley artist :

Florian Fabre

Costume designer :

Muriel Legrand

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Feature film

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100% French (France)

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1 h 30 min

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Suitable for all viewers, with warnings