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Entebbe (2018)

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Inspired by the true events of the 1976 hijacking of an Air France flight en route from Tel Aviv to Paris, and the most daring rescue mission ever attempted.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Batsheva Dance Company ... Dance Performers
... Sarah
... Zeev Hirsch
... Wilfried Böse
Amir Khoury ... Ali Al-Maati
... Haled Al Halili
... Brigitte Kuhlmann
Paloma Coquant ... Ann Franking
... Dora Bloch
... Ilan Hartuv
... Captain Michel Bacos
... Jacques Lemoine
Gal Pertsiger ... Pasco Cohen
Saffron Scheinmann ... Talia Levy
Michal Shtamler ... Hanna Cohen (as Michal Shtamler Yanai)
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In July 1976, an Air France flight from Tel-Aviv to Paris via Athens was hijacked and forced to land in Entebbe, Uganda. The Jewish passengers were separated and held hostage in demand to release many terrorists held in Israeli prisons. After much debate, the Israeli government sent an elite commando unit to raid the airfield and release the hostages.

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Rescate en Entebbe  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$1,592,645, 18 March 2018, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$3,189,220, 29 March 2018
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Daniel Brühl and Denis Ménochet appeared in Inglourious Basterds (2009). See more »

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The Air France plane in the movie is an Airbus A310, a shorter version of the A300b4 that was hijacked. The A310 entered service in 1978, and was equipped with winglets in 1985. See more »

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Wilfried Böse: I didn't agree to this, I'm not a Nazi.
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Multiple factual errors in the beginning and end texts. UN recognition of Israel was 1949, not 1947. Israel signed an agreement with the PA, not 'Palestine'. See more »

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Referenced in Midnight Screenings: 7 Days in Entebbe (2018) See more »

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Stabat Mater. RV621: 7. Eja Mater
Written by Antonio Vivaldi
Performed by James Bowman, Christopher Hogwood and The Academy of Ancient Music
Courtesy of The Decca Music Group Ltd.
Under licence from Universal Music Operations Ltd.
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Just didn't work for me
22 March 2018 | by See all my reviews

Most of us (including me), when we heard about the new film 7 DAYS IN ENTEBBE, thought to themselves "didn't they just make this film a few years ago...?" The answer is yes. A similar film to this - RAID ON ENTEBBE - was a TV movie made a few years ago - 42 years ago, to be precise. It starred Peter Finch, Martin Balsam, Jack Warden and good ol' Charles Bronson. Made a mere few months after the true events, this slapped together movie was an old-fashioned "shoot 'em up."

This film is most definitely not.

7 DAYS IN ENTEBBE tells the true story of the 1976 Air France Hijacking of (mostly) Israeli citizens that settle in Entebbe, Uganda (under the leadership of crazed dictator Idi Amin) - refusing to negotiate with terrorists, the Israeli government plan, stage and execute a daring rescue mission.

Sounds like a pretty good plot for a Charles Bronson shoot-em-up.

In this version, Director Jose Padilha (the 2014 remake of ROBOCOP) decides to focus most of his attention not on the hijacked Israeli citizens, but rather, a pair of German hijackers juxtaposed against the political infighting in Israel between Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and Defense Minister Shimon Peres. The Israeli governmental infighting was interesting to watch with intriguing characters and cat-and-mouse back-stabbing politics while the plight of the kidnappers was underwritten and underwhelming. Consequently, this film was "just okay".

Oh...and it had about an hour-fifteen minutes of content stretched over an hour-forty-five minutes, so to stretch things out, Padilha decided to cut back and forth between the action (what there was of it) and a modern dance recital. Clearly he was trying a metaphor of the dance punctuating the emotions and actions elsewhere. It just didn't work for me.

Neither did this film. Skip this one and check out the Charles Bronson shoot-em-up.

Letter Grade C+

5 (out of 10) stars and you can take that to the Bank(ofMarquis)


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