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The Siege of Jadotville (2016)

Irish Commandant Pat Quinlan leads a stand off with troops against French and Belgian Mercenaries in the Congo during the early 1960s.

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Richie Smyth

Writers:

Kevin Brodbin, Declan Power (based on the book by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Lukunku Richard Lukunku ... Patrice Lumumba
Danny Sapani ... Moise Tshombe
Andrew Stock Andrew Stock ... Man in a White Suit
Mark Strong ... Conor Cruise O'Brien
Jamie Dornan ... Patrick Quinlan
Fionn O'Shea ... William Reidy
Sam Keeley ... Bill (Sniper) Ready
Ronan Raftery ... John Gorman
Mike Noble ... Charles Cooley
Jason O'Mara ... Jack Prendergast
Fiona Glascott ... Carmel Quinlan
Melissa Haiden ... Beautiful Nurse
Jordan Mifsud ... John Donnelly
Conor Quinlan Conor Quinlan ... Patrick Joyce
Charlie Kelly ... Walter Hegarty
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Storyline

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? Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Country:

Ireland | South Africa

Language:

English | Irish | French

Release Date:

7 October 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jadotville See more »

Filming Locations:

South Africa

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Just after the bar scene with the French legionaries, when Quinlin goes to the large house to call home...this was the house used in the the long running TV series: Wild at Heart. See more »

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Many members of the Katangese gendarmerie are seen wearing US woodland camouflage clothing. This pattern did not exist at the time. Even its predecessor, an identical but smaller pattern known as ERLD, was not issued to US troops until 1967, six years after the events in the movie. Similarly, British DPM garments are also seen. The earliest DPM variant was issued to British troops in 1966. In battle, Katangese gendarmes would be seen wearing mostly French and Belgian camouflage patterns from the 1950s (correctly depicted in the film). See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Pat Quinlan: [narrating] I once heard a man say that, in Africa, the sun is like a furnace that either melts you or forges you.
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FOOT STOMPIN' PART 1
Written by Aaron Collins
Performed by The Flares
Published by Universal/MCA Music LTD on behalf of Songs of Universal, Inc.
Courtesy of Decca Music Group, under license from Universal Music Operations Ltd.
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Great story of valour
23 September 2016 | by daramulhernSee all my reviews

Was a little sceptical at how this film was going to be portrayed given the weight of history it had but was very impressed and thoroughly enjoyed the film. It isn't a spoiler to say that there was a ferocious siege waged upon a small cohort of Irish soldiers given the name of the film but I felt this film particularly shone in the build up to the siege itself. The action scenes are magnificent but the build up and the sheer tension prior to the siege was very well captured. Not an easy task given the various factors at play. A particularly good scene was when Commandant Quinlan sat down for a fair few Cognacs with a veteran French Legionnaire. Excellent film and very refreshing.


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