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The Assault

Distribution The Assault

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 Thierry (Vincent Elbaz), the determined jihadist from the slums of Algiers (Aymen Saidi), and an overly ambitious French Interior Ministry worker.

  • "The Assault (L'Assaut) is gripping" The Hollywood Reporter

Information

Runtime
91 minutes

Release Date
2011

Genre
Action

Cast & Crew

Cast
Grgori Derangre and Mlanie Bernier

Vincent Elbaz

Produced by
Julien Leclercq, Thierry Pouget

Directed by
Julien Leclercq

Written by
Julien Leclercq, Simon Moutairou

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