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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

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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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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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1976. A Flight From Israel To Paris Was Hijacked. What Happened Next Changed The Course Of History. See more »


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

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English | German | French | Hebrew | Arabic

Release Date:

16 March 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

7 Days in Entebbe See more »

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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

Dorah Bloch is listed as one of the casualties of the raid, but she didn't die during the raid itself. Bloch, who had been traveling with her son, became ill early in the siege, and was sent to a hospital in nearby Kampala. It has been proven that Bloch was murdered, on the orders of Idi Amin, as retaliation for the Israeli raid. See more »

Goofs

As the Israeli soldiers train for the rescue mission, a Sea King helicopter appears in the background several times. Israel has never had any Sea Kings. See more »

Quotes

[From trailer]
Shimon Peres: Whatever happens, we did the right thing.
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Connections

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

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Am Yisrael Chai
Written by Shlomo Carlebach (as Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach) (BMI)
Used by kind permission from the estate of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach
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Entebbe attempts to explore political revolutionism and oppression with uneven results.
12 May 2018 | by TheMovieDioramaSee all my reviews

A scenario I've never acknowledged, Daniel Brühl and Rosamund Pike, all vital (yet very specific) ingredients that I personally search for in modern thrillers. Honestly these two actors are in my favourites list due to their past credits, I mean 'Rush' and 'Gone Girl' are exceptional. But in the case of Entebbe, I unfortunately felt nothing. Depicting the true story of an Air France plane hijacking that held passengers hostage in Uganda in an attempt to get Israel to release Palestinian prisoners. On paper, this should be an easy exercise in creating an exciting thriller that still conveys the revolutionary motives of the freedom fighters. Instead, the script is bogged down in political affairs between the Israeli defence force and the prime minister where more time should've been spent portraying the hostage situation. It's just incredibly uneven, both in the screenplay and its pacing, which ultimately left me underwhelmed and occasionally bored. Pike and Brühl are excellent yet again, they both have moments where they shine above the tedious dialogue. However when communicating together, there was no chemistry. They didn't work well as a unit, and unfortunately it's obvious. The first act, which involves the plane hijacking, built up tension supremely well as the freedom fighters increase the rate of threats and divulge into their ideology. The third act was also well executed as the Israeli defence force attempt to infiltrate Entebbe airport. The second act though, oh dear. Overlong, unexciting, tediously dull and a waste of talent. The pacing dipped substantially, to a point where I nearly fell asleep. The frequency of political monologues and conceptualising revolution was too high, there was no effort for character development. Also, Marsan was unusually monotonous in this, wasn't a fan of his performance. A watchable depiction of a true event but the screenplay felt too preachy creating a uneven tone. Oh, what was all the dancing about? The woman falling off her chair constantly was irritating me...


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