In 1961, the UN sends an Irish peacekeeper troop commanded by Commandant Pat Quinlan 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 Quinlan and his men are left under siege by a huge number of Katangese and mercenary troops. Will the Irish soldiers resist the attack?
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Did You Know?
"The Siege of Jadotville" is director Richie Smyth's first feature film. After getting his start as a fashion and advertising photographer, Smyth has become one of Ireland's most successful and respected commercial and music video directors, making videos for U2, The Verve, and Bon Jovi, among many others. See more
The United Nations seems to be located in a verdant rural setting with lush tropical vegetation. The real United Nations is situated on Manhattan Island in New York City with dense urban skyline on three sides and the broad East River and Long Island on the other; the city and/or the river should be visible in the background, and the landscaping should consist of hardier plants suited to the cold New York winters. See more
I once heard a man say that, in Africa, the sun is like a furnace that either melts you or forges you.
What's Left of the Flag
Performed by Flogging Molly
Written by Dennis Casey
, Matt Hensley
(as Matthew Hensley), Dave King
(as David King), Nathen Maxwell
, Bridget Regan
, Bob Schmidt
(as Robert Schmidt), and George Schwindt
Published by Ballinaclash Music, Bames Music, MH-70 Music, Stronghold Tunes, Top Hit Songs Worldwide, 26F Music Publishing
Courtesy of Side One Dummy Records. See more