The Assault (2012)

Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating R
Runtime 1hr 35mins.
Genres Action, Thriller, Foreign
Keywords historical, kidnap, period, political, suspenseful, true story
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Mélanie Bernier Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Gergori Derangere Executive Producer n/a 174 3000004
Philippe Cura Producer n/a 3 3000003
Julien Leclercq Screenplay n/a 120778 4000002
Simon Moutaïrou Screenplay n/a 120778 4000003
Frederic Thoraval Editor n/a 172 7000002
Mickael Dumontier Editor n/a 172 7000001
Thierry Pouget Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Julien Leclercq Producer n/a 3 3000002
Julien Madon Producer n/a 3 3000001
Marie Guillard Actor n/a 1 1000004
Aymen Saïdi Actor n/a 1 1000003
Mélanie Bernier Actor n/a 1 1000002
Chems Dahmani Actor n/a 1 1000006
Mohid Abid Actor n/a 1 1000007
Julien Leclercq Director n/a 2 2000001
Djanis Bouzyani Actor n/a 1 1000008
Vincent Elbaz Actor n/a 1 1000001
On December 24, 1994 in Algiers, an Air France Airbus A300 carrying 227 passengers was hijacked by four armed Islamic terrorists. Based on this event, which unfurled over three days, the film follows in detail how four members of the GIA (Armed Islamic Group) infiltrated the plane on the ground in Algiers, holding over 200 persons hostage before forcing it to take off and land at an airport in a suburb of Marseilles. There, a French special forces unit engaged in a Wild West-style assault on the aircraft, killing the captors and liberating the passengers and crew.