In 1961, the UN sends an Irish peacekeeper troop commanded by Commandant Pat Quilan to Katanga, in Congo, to protect the inhabitants of the mining town of Jadotville in the beginning of a civil war. Meanwhile the UN advisor Dr. Conor Cruise O'Brien launches a military attack named Operation Morthor against the French and Belgian mercenaries. Soon there is a reprisal from the mercenaries and Quilana and his men are left under the siege of a huge Katangese and mercenary troops. Will the Irish soldiers resist to the attack?
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Did You Know?
The world premiere screening of this film was held at the Galway Film Fleadh (Ireland's leading film festival) the evening of July 9, 2016. Leo Quinlan, son of Commandant Pat Quinlan, made an announcement at the end of the screening that--earlier that same day--the Minister of State with Special Responsibility for Defence, Paul Kehoe had authorised the creation of the award of Presidential Unit Citation for the men of 'A' Company who fought at Jadotville, the recognition coming more than half a century after the conflict. On September 17, 2016, this citation was formally presented to the veterans and the next of kin of deceased soldiers at a special ceremony held at Custume Barracks, Athlone. (The 2005 honour referenced at the end of the movie itself consists of a commemorative stone erected at these barracks and the commissioning of a portrait of Quinlan which hangs in the Congo Room of the Irish Defence Forces' UN School.) See more
When Commandant Quinlan is called in by the radio operator to talk with General McEntee about incoming potential reinforcements, he enters the room with a rifle over his left shoulder. This rifle is present during his entire conversation with the general, but disappears immediately after the conversation is over. See more
I once heard a man say that, in Africa, the sun is like a furnace that either melts you or forges you.
DEIFY (Pusher Music Edit)
Composed by Swann See more