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SPOTLIGHT

THE ASSAULT

Directed by Julien Leclercq
FEATURE NARRATIVE 95 Minutes North American Premiere
FILM GUIDE THE ASSAULT

On December 24, 1994, when four heavily armed terrorists from the Algerian Armed Islamic Group hijacked an Air France plane bound for Paris at Algiers' airport, the 227 passengers on board seemed destined for tragedy. After hours of tireless negotiations the plane was granted permission to leave only to head to Marseille for refueling. Mindfully avoiding politics and emphasizing only the events themselves, The Assault weaves together the violent and claustrophobic onboard drama, with backstories of the tough SWAT officer and father Thierry (Vincent Elbaz), the determined jihadist from the slums of Algiers (Aymen Saidi), and an overly ambitious French Interior Ministry worker.

Action-savvy director Julien Leclercq (Chrysalis) boldly returns with this taut, real-life thriller that culminates in an explosive gun-wielding standoff—which, at the time, aired live in front of an audience of 21 million television viewers. Leclercq seamlessly intertwines this harrowing real-life footage, heightening the stakes while driving home this heroic but foreboding event in French history.

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About the Director(s)
JULIEN LECLERCQ is a young director who made his first feature film, Chrysalis, in 2007 with Gaumont studios. He is well known for the visual aesthetics of his productions, whether they are fiction or advertising.
Special Note

 



Co-hosted by
 
uniFrance  Embassy of France in the United States


Film Info
  • Section:
    Spotlight
  • Year:
    2011
  • Length:
    95 minutes
  • Language:
    French
  • Country:
  • Premiere:
    North American
Cast & Credits
  • Coproduction Companies:
    Labyrinthe Films, Mars Films
  • Director:
    Julien Leclercq
  • Composer:
    Jean Jacques Hertz, François Roy
  • Executive Producer:
    Marc Olla
  • Primary Cast:
    Vincent Elbaz, Gregori Derangere, Melanie Bernier, Aymen Saídi, Marie Guillard, Chems Dahmani
  • Producer:
    Julien Leclercq, Julien Madon
  • Screenwriter:
    Simon Moutaïrou
  • Director of Photography:
    Thierry Pouget
  • Production Company:
    Labyrinthe Films
  • DOP:
    Thierry Pouget

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