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Rescue Under Fire (2017)

Zona hostil (original title)
In Afghanistan, a Spanish medevac is sent behind enemy/Taleban lines. Bad landing destroys the rotor. They are spotted by the Taleban. Can they and the chopper be rescued in time?


Adolfo Martínez Pérez (as Adolfo Martínez)


Luis Arranz, Andrés M. Koppel (as Andrés Koppel) | 1 more credit »
4 nominations. See more awards »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Ariadna Gil ... Capitán Varela
Raúl Mérida ... Teniente Conte
Roberto Álamo ... Capitán Torres
Antonio Garrido ... Comandante Ledesma
Ingrid García Jonsson ... Cabo Sánchez
Jacobo Dicenta ... Sargento 1º Aguilar
Ismael Martínez Ismael Martínez ... Cabo 1º Carranza
Nasser Saleh ... Alférez Abda
Mariam Hernández Mariam Hernández ... Sargento Castro
Ruth Gabriel ... Brigada Alvite
Younes Bachir ... Soldado Rashid
David de la Torre David de la Torre ... Soldado Vázquez
Javier Bódalo Javier Bódalo ... Cabo Angulo
Berta Hernández Berta Hernández ... Cabo Sobrino
Sergio Momo ... Soldado Hunt


The crew of a medical helicopter suffers an accident when helping a joint force of USA and United Nations troops under Spanish command division in Afghanistan. The Spanish army has only one night to organize the rescue of the crew and injured, but what seems routine turns into hell once they receive the order to rescue the helicopter as well. Things only get worse when during the night a huge concentration of Talibans begin surrounding them. Written by Arthur Wetselaar

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Action | Drama | Thriller | War


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Did You Know?


The AS332 "Superpuma" helicopter that crashed in Afghanistan actually belonged to the Spanish Airforce. In the film they make it seem that it belongs to the Spanish Army. See more »


Referenced in Dani & Flo: Episode #1.9 (2017) See more »


En zona hostil
Music by Roque Baños
Lyrics by Carlos González
Performed by Carlos González
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One of the best foreign films I've seen
27 July 2017 | by TopDawgCriticSee all my reviews

I have to admit, I had no idea going into this film it was a foreign production and subtitled.

At first I was "oh no, I hate seeing subtitled films" and had partially given up 15 minutes in, but still gave it a chance. I'm glad I did! It really elevates the senses once the conflicts start.

This 'based on true events' film was executed quite well. The directing was excellent, the cinematography and editing on point, the set locations amazing and the acting was very convincing.

It was even interesting that the AS332 Superpuma helicopter used for the film is the same helicopter that actually crashed in Afghanistan.

It would have been nice if it was dubbed in English so I wouldn't have to look down to read the subtitles and either miss the scenery or the action, but nevertheless, overall it was an intense film that I thoroughly enjoyed.

A well deserved 9/10 from me

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10 March 2017 (Spain) See more »

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EUR5,000,000 (estimated)

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Dolby Digital | Dolby Atmos


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