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15 Minutes of War (2019)

L'intervention (original title)
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In February 1976 in Djibouti, a school bus was taken hostage at the Somali border. The GIGN is sent on the spot. After 30 hours of tension, a rescue operation is organized.

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Fred Grivois

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Ileana Epsztajn (collaboration), Fred Grivois (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Alban Lenoir ... André Gerval
Olga Kurylenko ... Jane Andersen
Sébastien Lalanne Sébastien Lalanne ... Pierre Cazeneuve
David Murgia ... Patrice Lorca
Michaël Abiteboul Michaël Abiteboul ... Georges Campère
Guillaume Labbé Guillaume Labbé ... Jean-Luc Larrain
Ben Cura ... Phillip Shafer
Vincent Perez ... Général Favrart
Josiane Balasko ... Michèle Sampieri
Kevin Layne ... Barkhad
Andre Pierre ... Morad
Salomé Guerreau Salomé Guerreau ... Louise
Yanisse Lrhorfi Yanisse Lrhorfi ... John
Macéo Timmerman-Gabet Macéo Timmerman-Gabet ... Henri
Nabil Azoufi Nabil Azoufi ... Malik Rahmani
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In February 1976 in Djibouti, a school bus was taken hostage at the Somali border. The GIGN is sent on the spot. After 30 hours of tension, a rescue operation is organized.

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French | English

Release Date:

30 January 2019 (France) See more »

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2.35 : 1
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The plot of Fred Grivois's first film Through the Air (2015) also revolved around sniper rifles. See more »

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This is a terrific film.
16 February 2019 | by jackjolisjackSee all my reviews

What a good surprise this movie was -- I didn't think they made 'em like this anymore. It's a kind of French "Raid On Entebbe", but even better for having been based on a hitherto unknown real event.

Except for Perez and Balasko, the cast are unknowns (at least to me), but the acting -- especially Alban Lenoir (Gérval), Olga Kurylenko (the teacher) and David Murgia (Lorca) -- is excellent.

See this movie -- it's poignant, thrilling and inspiring. Bravo to all involved.


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