The Siege of Jadotville

TitleThe Siege of Jadotville
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsSmyth, Richie
Running Time108 minutes
Date Released10/2016
DistributorNetflix
CountryUnited States
Publication Languageenglish, irish, french
Abstract

An Irish infantry company operating under the United Nations attempts to keep the peace following the outbreak of the Congolese Civil War, which threatened to escalate the Cold War. Sent to the mineral rich state of Katanga, which had seceded from the new republic, the Irish soldiers discover that their job is not to protect citizens but to bring the state back under the central government's control. They engage in armed conflict with Belgian mercenaries, Katangese, and Luba in a six-day siege of Jadotville and taken as prisoners of war. 

Cast

Jamie Dornan

Mark Strong

Mikael Persbrandt

Jason O'Mara

Danny Sapani

Michael McElhatton

Guillaume Canet

Credits

Produced by Alan Moloney, Ruth Coady, Johanna Hogan, and Justin Moore-Lewy

Directed by Richie Smyth

Written by Kevin Brodbin

Cinematography by Nikolaus Summerer

Edited by Alex Mackie

Music by Joseph Trapanese

Genre

Action, Drama, Thriller

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