The Assault (2011)

Saturday 24th December 1994. Four GIA terrorists hijack an Air France A300 Airbus at the Algiers airport. The Airbus, bound for Paris, has 227 passengers on board. No one knows exactly what the terrorists’ intentions are, just that they are armed and extremely determined. They demand the liberation of their “brothers in arms” and want the aircraft to take off at once. After very lengthy and intense negotiations between the French and Algerian governments, the plane is finally allowed to leave. There are three main characters at the heart of the action: a member of the GIGN, Carole Jeanton, an ambitious technocrat willing to do anything it takes to achieve personal gain from the events, and Yahia Abdallah, a determined jihadist who grew up in the slums of Algiers and was being manipulated by an obscure GIA envoy, Ali Touchent.

Directing:
  • Julien Leclercq

Writing:
  • Julien Leclercq
  • Simon Moutairou

Stars:
Release Date: 2011-03-09
themoviedb icon 6.3/10
  • Country: FR
  • Language: العربية | Français
  • Runtime: 90

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Antoine Basler
Antoine Basle...
Solignac
Chems Dahmani
Chems Dahmani
Mustapha
Mélanie Bernier
Mélanie Berni...
Carole Jeanton
Marie Guillard
Marie Guillar...
Claire
Vincent Elbaz
Vincent Elbaz
Thierry Prungnaud
Aymen Saïdi
Aymen Saïdi
Yahia
Philippe Bas
Philippe Bas
Didier, member of GIGN
Philippe Cura
Philippe Cura
Roland Môntins
Jean-Philippe Puymartin
Jean-Philippe...
Bernard Delhemme, captain
Grégori Derangère
Grégori Deran...
Commander Denis Favier
Mohid Abid
Mohid Abid
Makhlouf
Djanis Bouzyani
Djanis Bouzya...
Salim
Grégoire Taulère
Grégoire Taul...
Member of GIGN
Charlie Costillas
Charlie Costi...
Young GIGN recruit
Laurent Paillot
Laurent Paill...
GIGN administrative
Louis Arène
Louis Arène
Solignac's assistant
Hugo Becker
Hugo Becker
Vincent Leroy
Hugues Martel
Hugues Martel
Director of the cabinet of Orsay
Hervé Dubourjal
Hervé Dubourj...
Director of the Beauvau cabinet
François Lescurat
François Lesc...
Aeronautical expert
Thierry Piétra
Thierry Piétr...
DST agent
Abdelhafid Metalsi
Abdelhafid Me...
Ali Touchent
David Sevier
David Sevier
Jean-Paul Borderie, co-pilot
Marc Robert
Marc Robert
the mechanic
Samira Lachhab
Samira Lachha...
Leila
Samira Sedira
Samira Sedira
Leila's mother
Lounès Tazairt
Lounès Tazair...
Leila's father
Nicolas Melocco
Nicolas Meloc...
Yannick Beunier
Abdelkrim Bahloul
Abdelkrim Bah...
Melki
Bing Yin
Bing Yin
Vietnamese hostage
Kader Kada
Kader Kada
Ninja negotiator
Fatima Adoum
Fatima Adoum
1st class passenger
Jane Resmond
Jane Resmond
Stewardess
Thierry Jennaud
Thierry Jenna...
Stewart
Lassâad Salaani
Lassâad Salaa...
Maintenance man in Alger
Bruno Seznec
Bruno Seznec
Director of Marignane airport
Jade Chkif
Jade Chkif
GIA member, terrorist (uncredited)
Vincent Heneine
Vincent Henei...
Bull (uncredited)
John Sehil
John Sehil
le deuxième homme d'entretien à Alger (uncredited)
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