(2018) (Rosamund Pike, Daniel Bruhl) (PG-13)
- QUICK TAKE:
- Drama: After terrorists hijack an Air France flight bound for Paris from Tel Aviv and fly their hostages to Uganda, Israeli politicians and commandos plan a risky, long-range rescue mission.
- It's 1976 and two Palestinians from the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine - External Operations along with two German revolutionaries, Brigitte Kuhlmann (ROSAMUND PIKE) and Wilfried Böse (DANIEL BRUHL), hijack Air France Flight 139 after boarding the Tel Aviv to Paris flight during a stopover in Athens. Along with the crew that includes flight engineer Jacques Le Moine (DENIS MENOCHET), the four hijackers have taken 248 passengers hostage -- the majority of which are Jewish and Israeli -- and fly them to Entebbe Airport in Uganda where dictator Idi Amin (NONSO ANOZIE) welcomes the terrorists and has them use a no-longer-used terminal to hold their captives.
Their demands are a multi-million dollar ransom along with the immediate release of 53 Palestinian and Pro-Palestinian militants. As Israel has a long-standing policy of not negotiating with terrorists, Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin (LIOR ASHKENAZI) finds himself in a difficult situation. While he believes peace must be brokered between Israelis and Palestinians in general, he knows he can't give in so easily while also realizing that no action could result in the murder of hundreds of innocent people.
While conferring with his cabinet that includes Defense Minister Shimon Peres (EDDIE MARSAN) along with General Motta Gur (MARK IVANIR) and others, Yitzhak contemplates the possibility of staging a rescue mission, something that would ultimately involve many Israeli soldiers, such as Ziv (BEN SCHNETZER) whose girlfriend, Sarah (ZINA ZINCHENKO), is a dancer. With the days passing by one by one, it's anyone's guess as to what the terrorists and Israeli government and military will ultimately do.
- WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
- Some teens, especially if they're history buffs or have some interest in the real-life story, might show some interest. Otherwise, it doesn't seem too likely.
- WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: PG-13
- For violence, some thematic material, drug use, smoking and brief strong language.
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