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April 1988, Ouvea island, New Caledonia. 30 policemen held hostage by a group of Kanak separatists. 300 soldiers sent from France to restore order. 2 men face to face: Philippe Legorjus, captain of the GIGN and Alphonse Dianou, head of the hostage takers. Through shared values, they will try to win the dialogue. But in the midst of a presidential election, when the stakes are political, order is not always dictated by morality.Written by
Phillippe Legorjus was the Chef d'Escadron of the GIGN (equivalent to a major or colonel) and was the overall head of the GIGN from 1983 to 1989. (He is referred to as a Captain in the subtitles of the Australian DVD.) Christian Prouteau, who is Legorjus' contact in Paris, was a previous head of the GIGN and was its founding commander from 1973-1982. See more »
Photographs of the actual event, as well as press photos and photos of the real people, are shown during the initial credits. See more »
It's April 22, 1988. Three or four gendarmes are dead and 30 kidnapped by Kanak separatists on the eve of the presidential election in France. They are sending in a platoon of 50 paras to New Caledonia. The PM sends in the Army to take control. There is a political competition between Mitterrand and Chirac, and everything is caught up in it. GIGN Captain Philippe Legorjus (Mathieu Kassovitz) and his men end up following the Army's orders. But soon they have to struggle against the army's barbaric tactics.
It's a good historical drama. It's a bit simplistic with the Army being all bad. I'm not familiar with any of this story to have an opinion about its validity. All I can say is that it works as a dramatic movie.
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