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Operation Leopard (1980)
"La légion saute sur Kolwezi" (original title)

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May 1978 The mining town of Kolwezi in Katanga, Zaire (now Democratic Republic of Congo, the former Belgian Congo) is under attack from a group of communist guerillas coming from nearby ... See full synopsis »

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May 1978 The mining town of Kolwezi in Katanga, Zaire (now Democratic Republic of Congo, the former Belgian Congo) is under attack from a group of communist guerillas coming from nearby Angola... See full synopsis »

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Military Coup in Kolwezi  »

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Pretty good film about a famous operation by the French Foreign Legion
12 September 2002 | by (Mesa, AZ) – See all my reviews

This film was made right after the French Foreign Legion proved its valor (once again) in a military operation in Congo.

The Legion saved hundreds of Europeans taken hostages by rebels and managed to drive them away after losing only 5 of its men.

The film is very low budget, but very accurate and most of the legionnaires on the screen were actual legionnaires involved in the fights. Very interesting for the ethnic variety of these guys.

It's really not Black Hawk Down. It's a simple and efficient film with a very straight story line, and it depicts the facts and only the facts, with a few composite characters among the civilians.

I would only recommend it if you want to learn about the even or about how the Legion operates.


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