7 Days In Entebbe

Genre:  Thriller
Running Time:  106 min.
Release Date: March 16, 2018 (limited)
DVD/Blu-ray: July 3, 2018

Current rating: Rating: 3.82
based on 26 votes and 12 reviews
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Cast: Rosamund Pike, Daniel Brühl, Eddie Marsan, Ben Schnetzer, Lior Ashkenazi, Denis Ménochet

Synopsis

In 1976, an Air France flight out of Tel Aviv is taken over by two Palestinians and two German terrorists, Brigitte Kuhlmann (Rosamund Pike) and Wilfried Böse (Daniel Brühl), who are sympathetic to the Palestinian cause. They force the pilots to land the plane in Entebbe, Uganda, where the 239 passengers — including 84 Israelis and the Air France crew — are taken hostage. 

The terrorists demand a ransom of $5 million and the release of 50 imprisoned pro-Palestinian militants, 40 of whom are in Israel. They threaten to kill two children every 24 hours if their demands are not met. However, Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin (Lior Ashkenazi) and Defense Minister Shimon Peres (Eddie Marsan) refuse to negotiate with terrorists. Peres instead gives the go-ahead for a covert rescue mission known as Operation Thunderbolt.

Director: José Padilha
Studio: Universal Pictures
Producer(s): Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Kate Solomon, Ron Halpern, Michelle Wright
Screenplay: Gregory Burke
Official Site: 7daysinentebbe.com

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  • 1 star "not so good"
  • 5 stars "The acting is real. The disputes among the hijackers are realistic. The depiction of the suffering the hostages endured is realistic. The concerns expressed in the Israeli cabinet meetings are well presented and very interesting. This movie focuses much on what the various groups: the hijackers, hostages, cabinet members, intelligence service and the military leaders had on their minds during this ordeal. This movie is not pretentious. I will buy the DVD."
  • 4 stars "Thought proking, offers insights as to the various political views of individuals involved with the hijacking,"