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7 Days in Entebbe (2018)

Entebbe (original title)
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Inspired by the true events of the 1976 hijacking of an Air France flight en route from Tel Aviv to Paris, and the most daring rescue mission ever attempted.

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José Padilha

Writer:

Gregory Burke (screenplay by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Batsheva Dance Company Batsheva Dance Company ... Dance Performers
Zina Zinchenko ... Sarah
Ben Schnetzer ... Zeev Hirsch
Daniel Brühl ... Wilfried Böse
Amir Khoury Amir Khoury ... Ali Al-Maati
Ala Dakka ... Haled Al Halili
Rosamund Pike ... Brigitte Kuhlmann
Paloma Coquant Paloma Coquant ... Ann Franking
Trudy Weiss ... Dora Bloch
Danny Scheinmann ... Ilan Hartuv
Brontis Jodorowsky ... Captain Michel Bacos
Denis Ménochet ... Jacques Lemoine
Gal Pertsiger Gal Pertsiger ... Pasco Cohen
Saffron Scheinmann Saffron Scheinmann ... Talia Levy
Michal Shtamler Michal Shtamler ... Hanna Cohen (as Michal Shtamler Yanai)
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Storyline

In July 1976, an Air France flight from Tel-Aviv to Paris via Athens was hijacked and forced to land in Entebbe, Uganda. The Jewish passengers were separated and held hostage in demand to release many terrorists held in Israeli prisons. After much debate, the Israeli government sent an elite commando unit to raid the airfield and release the hostages.

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Inspired by True Events. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence, some thematic material, drug use, smoking and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English | German | French | Hebrew | Arabic

Release Date:

16 March 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

7 Days in Entebbe See more »

Filming Locations:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,592,645, 18 March 2018, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$3,189,220, 29 March 2018
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Dolby Digital

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Color | Black and White (archive footage)

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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

This film and The Delta Force (1986) have Idi Amin as a character. Both films use a similar camera movement to introduce the character to the audience; the camera follows the actor from his back highlighting his powerful physical presence while he makes an appearance in front of a group of people. See more »

Goofs

In the film, the Israeli C-130 planes land at Entebbe with full runway lights. In real life, the first plane landed in total darkness, and the commandos used flashlights to guide the other planes. See more »

Quotes

Wilfried Böse: I didn't agree to this, I'm not a Nazi.
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Connections

Referenced in Midnight Screenings: 7 Days in Entebbe (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

Chair Dance (Echad Mi Yodeah)
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Arranged by Avi Belleli, Ilan Green, Ophir Leibovitch, Ohad Naharin
Performed by The Tractor's Revenge and Ohad Naharin
Courtesy of The Tractor's Revenge
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Drama about terrorists feelings and very little of anything else

After, at least, two movies already made about this hijaking in the past, you'd expect a 2018 film bringing some more details of it and the unbelievable military operation, to light. Otherwise, why make yet another movie about Entebbe? Well, apparently the moviemakers wanted the audience to see a "human" side of hijackers. 7 days in Entebbe is about how uneasy feelings, grievances and ,believe it of not, attempt at redemption of terrorists. That's where the focus lays, not on men, women and children under a gun, or Israeli special forces unit which conducted an operation which, since then, never been matched. At times the movie felt like a second rated prime TV flick than anything else: with poor screenplay, editing, scenery sets and pathetic attempt to depict a battle to free the hostages.


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