DVD/Blu-ray: The Assault (15)


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The Independent Culture

The intensity dial is cranked up extremely high for Julien Leclercq's solemn French docudrama about the Air France 8969 hijacking by the Algerian Armed Islamic Group in 1994.

The film unfolds through three characters: Vincent Elbaz's stoic squad leader, Aymen Saïdi's terrorist group leader and Mélanie Bernier's courageous French diplomat, who is convinced that the terrorists are on a suicide mission. Efficient.