The Assault

2012 Action/Suspense Rated R 95 Minutes

The Assault


The Assault


The Assault
In Theaters April 6, 2012
On Blu-ray December 22, 2015 Now Available ?
On DVD June 12, 2012 Now Available ?


On December 24, 1994, when four heavily armed terrorists from the Algerian Armed Islamic Group hijacked an Air France plane bound for Paris at Algiers' airport, the 227 passengers on board seemed destined for tragedy. After hours of tireless negotiations the plane was granted permission to leave only to head to Marseille for refueling. Mindfully avoiding politics and emphasizing only the events themselves, The Assault weaves together the violent and claustrophobic onboard drama, with backstories of the tough SWAT officer and father Thierry (Vincent Elbaz), the determined jihadist from the slums of Algiers (Aymen Saidi), and an overly ambitious French Interior Ministry worker.

Rated R for violence.

Presented in French.

Released by Screen Media Films. See more credits.


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