New Movie | Hollywood Comes to Uganda Again – Seven Days in Entebbe, Release Date: March 16th 2018

Posted March 11, 2018 by Ugandan Diaspora News Team in Movies ~ 4,372 views


Release Date: March 16, 2018 – PG-13 | 1h 46m | Thriller — 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.

the real rescue force on arrival in Tel Aviv

Director: José Padilha
Studio: Universal Pictures
Producer(s): Eric Fellner, Kate Solomon, Michelle Wright, Ron Halpern, Tim Bevan
Cast: Rosamund Pike, Daniel Brühl, Eddie Marsan, Ben Schnetzer, Lior Ashkenazi, Denis Ménochet
Writer(s): Gregory Burke
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