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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
Grégori Derangère ...
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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Monday 26th December 1994. Marigname Airport See more »

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Action | Thriller

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Rated R for violence | See all certifications »

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Brilliant film ruined by dubbing
6 June 2013 | by (MD USA) – See all my reviews

I'm not going to add the reviews others here have posted as they cover all the bases much better than I could.

I watched this film because my son is/was mad about the GIGN. I went to the trouble of kitting him out for Halloween only for 95% of the people who saw him ask if he was SWAT. I've done a considerable amount of research into GIGN and was fortunate to get a GIGN poster signed to my son by a ex member.

The costumes and equipment used for the film was very well done, especially the use of revolvers over semi auto pistols.

What I will say is that I thought it was a brilliant movie ruined by being dubbed in English. If the dubbed version was done by French voice actors in English it would have been fine but the American accents got on my nerves after about 5 minutes. I would much rather have had subtitles and try to follow along with my rusty French.


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