WHO’S IN IT?
Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl), Daniel Brühl (Rush), Lior Ashkenazi (Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer), Mark Ivanir (Schindler’s List), Denis Ménochet (Inglourious Basterds), Eddie Marsan (Filth), Ben Schnetzer (Pride), Peter Sullivan (The Limehouse Golem), Andrea Deck (The Counsellor), Brontis Jodorowsky (The Dance of Reality), Angel Bonanni (Salsa Tel Aviv), Nonso Anozie (Cass), Vincent Riotta (Under the Tuscan Sun), Yiftach Klein (Noodle), Natalie Stone (Drain Baby), Trudy Weiss (The Intruder), Michael Lewis (film debut), Samy Seghir (The Dream Kids)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
José Padilha (Elite Squad), director; Gregory Burke (’71), writer; Tim Bevan (Darkest Hour), Liza Chasin (Wimbledon), Eric Fellner (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), Ron Halpern (Serena), Kate Solomon (The Program) and Michelle Wright (Baby Driver), producers; Rodrigo Amarante (film debut), composer; Lula Carvalho (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), cinematographer; Daniel Rezende (City of God), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
In 1976, a group of Palestinian and German terrorists hijack a plane from Israel to France, and force it to land in Entebbe, Uganda where they hold the passengers and crew hostage, in exchange for a $5 million ransom and the release of 53 Palestinian militants being held prisoner in Israel. When diplomatic efforts fail, the Israeli government organises a swift rescue of the hostages in a counter-attack against the terrorists…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
One of the most thrilling real-life hostage rescue operations in history is dramatized with thrills and suspense to spare, which you should expect from a director who also worked on Netflix series Narcos.