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Director:
Writers:
Simon Moutairou (written by) &
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Release Date:
9 March 2011 (France) See more »
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Tagline:
227 Hostages. 1 French SWAT Team. Live Television. See more »
Plot:
Based on a true story, a SWAT team is tasked with storming a high-jacked Air France plane to save its passengers. | Add synopsis »
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Great Mix of Action & Drama See more (16 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
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

Philippe Bas ... 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
Antoine Basler ... Solignac
Louis Arène ... Assistant Solignac

Hugo Becker ... Leroy
Hugues Martel ... Directeur du cabinet Orsay
Hervé Dubourjal ... Directeur du cabinet Beauvau
François Lescurat ... Expert aéronautique
Thierry Piétra ... Agent DST
Abdelhafid Metalsi ... Ali Touchent

Jean-Philippe Puymartin ... Commandant de bord
David Sevier ... Copilote
Marc Robert ... Mécanicien
Samira Lachhab ... Leïla
Samira Sedira ... Mère de Leïla
Lounès Tazairt ... Père de Leïla
Nicolas Melocco ... Yannick Beugnet
Faridh Badaoui ... Policier algérien (as Farid Badaoui)
Abdelkrim Bahloul ... Melki
Bing Yin ... Otage vietnamien
Zorah Benali ... Mère de Yahia
Kader Kada ... Négociateur Ninja
Fatima Adoum ... Passagère lère classe

Jane Resmond ... Hôtesse de l'air
Thierry Jennaud ... Stewart
Lassâad Salaani ... Homme d'entretien Alger

Bruno Seznec ... Directeur aéroport Marignane
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jade Chkif ... Membre du GIA - terroriste (uncredited)
Vincent Heneine ... Bull (uncredited)
John Sehil ... Le deuxième agent d'entretien de l'avion, à l'aéroport d'Alger (uncredited)
Marcus Shultz ... Passenger (uncredited)

Directed by
Julien Leclercq 
 
Writing credits
Simon Moutairou (written by) &
Julien Leclercq (written by)

Roland Môntins (book) &
Gilles Cauture (book)

Produced by
Julien Leclercq .... producer
Julien Madon .... producer
Marc Olla .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Jean-Jacques Hertz 
François Roy 
 
Cinematography by
Thierry Pouget 
 
Film Editing by
Mickael Dumontier 
Christine Lucas Navarro 
Frédéric Thoraval 
 
Casting by
Pierre-Jacques Bénichou 
 
Production Design by
Jean-Philippe Moreaux 
 
Costume Design by
Muriel Legrand 
 
Makeup Department
Marine de Roulet .... assistant makeup artist
Magalie Dumas .... additional make up artist
Sabine Fevre .... key makeup artist
Chandes Flore .... additional makeup artist
Nicolas Herlin .... special makeup effects artist
Laetitia Hillion .... special makeup effects artist
 
Production Management
Franck Barreau .... assistant unit manager
Marie-Anne Houzé .... assistant unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Thierry Lecomte .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Anne Passelergue .... painter
 
Sound Department
Sébastien Ariaux .... dialogue editor
Sébastien Ariaux .... re-recording mixer
Sebastien Cortequisse .... adr recordist
Cedric Denooz .... sound editor
Florian Fabre .... foley artist
Alexandre Fleurant .... dialogue editor
Alexandre Fleurant .... sound editor (segment)
Frédéric Le Louet .... sound designer
Frédéric Le Louet .... sound editor
Sébastien Marquilly .... sound designer
Sébastien Marquilly .... supervising sound editor
Piste Rouge .... sound: studio
Pierre Sans .... boom operator
Bruno Seznec .... sound studio manager
Bruno Seznec .... sound supervisor
 
Special Effects by
Olivier Afonso .... special effects makeup
Guillaume Castagné .... special effects makeup
Nicolas Herlin .... special effects makeup
Laetitia Hillion .... special effects makeup
Frédéric Lainé .... special effects makeup
Pascal Larue .... special effects makeup
 
Visual Effects by
Sirius Buisson .... visual effect artist
Camille Chaine .... shoot operator: conformation & mastering
Sebastien Corne .... visual effects artist
John Meunier .... visual effects producer: BUF
Loris Paillier .... visual effects supervisor
Guillaume Palegie .... digital artist: BUF
Arnaud Trouvé .... software development: BUF
Edouard Valton .... vfx production manager: BUF
 
Stunts
Sébastien Lagniez .... stunt driver
 
Camera and Electrical Department
François Belin .... additional video assistant
Olivier Benoist .... gaffer
Franck Bouchoucha .... key grip
Camille Clément .... video assistant
Mika Cotellon .... still photographer
Arnaud Diaz .... electrician
Euriel Etevenon .... first assistant camera
Jean-Pierre Garbin .... electrician
Thierry Pouget .... camera operator
Emmanuel Roudaut .... electrician
Amandine Schelle .... second assistant camera
Arnaud Serre .... grip
Gilles Sollier .... grip
Patrick Vobecourt .... electrician
 
Casting Department
Ophélie Gelber .... casting assistant
Cecile Lubeau .... extras casting assistant
Thomas Lubeau .... casting associate
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sandrine Langen .... set costumer
Sandrine Langen .... wardrobe
Dorothée Lissac .... costumer
Clémentine Rousselot .... costume assistant
 
Other crew
Nayla Camus .... production secretary
Mika Cotellon .... director: making of
Aurelia Fourcaut .... script supervisor
Marc Leroyer .... weapons coordinator
Joel Maytie .... production administrator
 
Thanks
Xavier Gens .... thanks
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"L'assaut" - France (original title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for violence
Runtime:
91 min | France:95 min
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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Great Mix of Action & Drama, 5 June 2013
Author: shoobe01-1 from United States

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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