L’INTERVENTION

(15 MINUTES OF WAR)

November 23, 4:15 p.m.

History, drama | 98 min

French, English (English subtitles)

Djibouti, 1976. Somalian rebels hijack a school bus with 21 French children and an American teacher, and drive it to a no-man’s-land, on the border between the French colony and Somalia. French captain André Gerval is called to lead a small team of elite snipers to secretly prepare an emergency rescue. When diplomacy comes at a stall and time is running out, Gerval and his team take alone the responsibility of carrying out a simultaneous 5-men sniper attack to get the children and their teacher out safely. A true story.

 

Suspenseful from beginning to end and populated with unique characters who are a mix of "The Dirty Dozen" and "Dirty Harry."

— Jacky K. Cooper, jackiekcooper.com

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L'INTERVENTION