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The Assault (2010)

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Based on a true story, a SWAT team is tasked with storming a high-jacked Air France plane to save its passengers.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Vincent Elbaz ...
Thierry
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Commandant Denis Favier
Mélanie Bernier ...
Carole
Aymen Saïdi ...
Yahia
Chems Dahmani ...
Mustapha
Mohid Abid ...
Makhlouf
Djanis Bouzyani ...
Salim
Marie Guillard ...
Claire
Naturel Le Ruyet ...
Emma
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Didier snipper GIGN
Philippe Cura ...
GIGN 1
Grégoire Taulère ...
GIGN 2
Charlie Costillas ...
Jeune recrue GIGN 1
Ludovic Meacci ...
Jeune recrue GIGN 2
Laurent Paillot ...
Administratif GIGN
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Based on a true story, a SWAT team is tasked with storming a high-jacked Air France plane to save its passengers.

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227 Hostages. 1 French SWAT Team. Live Television. See more »


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Rated R for violence | See all certifications »

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9 March 2011 (France)  »

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Great Mix of Action & Drama
5 June 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As much as I hate to discuss technical or format details, do not watch this with dubbing. The dubbing is so bad that it's a different movie in many ways.

For anyone who thinks something is unlikely, this happened. And this is about as historically accurate as a theatrically-released movie is going to get. I am not sure about the political parts, but it seems to be based on the reports of the terrorist actions and the assault. Footage shown on TVs during the movie is real.

I thought all in all it was very well done (no evidence of low-budget, so no idea what those reviewer's complaints are) combination of action and drama. It's got a rather good pace, with something happening every few minutes. Sometimes it's just political drama, sometimes it's spycraft like stuff, sometimes its preparing for or executing the assault.

8 of 10 for a slightly too-weepy wife. Realistic support system, going to hang out with the other GIGN members, and wives, but I'd like more explanation why she is so incapable of handling what her husband does for a living.


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