The Siege of Jadotville
Programme, 2016, 108 minutes
A gripping true story of incredible bravery against impossible odds, "Jadotville" thrillingly depicts the 1961 siege of a Congolese mining town. A 150-member Irish U.N. battalion under Commander Patrick Quinlan (Jamie Dornan, "Fifty Shades of Grey") fights to defend the town against the assault by 3,000 Katangan troops, led by French and Belgian mercenaries. Guillaume Canet plays French commander Falques who sought to defeat Quinlan and his men.
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Irish Commandant Pat Quinlan leads a stand off with troops against French and Belgian Mercenaries in the Congo during in the early 1960s.