L'INTERVENTION

Director: Fred Grivois
Cast: Olga Kurylenko, Alban Lenoir, Vincent Perez

Based on a true story kept secret for 40 years, which occurred in 1976 on the border between Gibuti and Somalia.

Some Somalian nationalist terrorists carjack a school bus with 21 French kids and an American teacher onboard. They drive to no man’s land, on the border between the French colony and Somalia. The French captain André Gerval is called to direct an intervention squad comprised of excellent shooters. After 30 hours the man finally decides to intervene. Everything comes down to 15 minutes: an endless time for the people involved.

22 hostages and only 15 minutes to save them: a thriller inspired by a terrorist incident after which the famous G.I.G.N. (Groupe d’intervention de la Gendarmerie Nationale) was created.

An impeccable cast and director – Positif

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