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Oct 07, 2016 · Storyline In 1961, the UN sends an Irish peacekeeper troop commanded by Commandant Pat Quinlan to Katanga, in Congo, to protect the inhabitants of the mining town of Jadotville in the beginning of a civil war.
- Richie Smyth
The Siege of Jadotville is a 2016 action - war film directed by Richie Smyth and written by Kevin Brodbin. An Irish-South African production, the film is based on Declan Power 's book, The Siege at Jadotville: The Irish Army's Forgotten Battle (2005), about an Irish Army unit's role in the UN peacekeeping mission in the Congo in September 1961.
Declan Power's history, The Siege at Jadotville: The Irish Army's Forgotten Battle (2005), was adapted as the film, The Siege of Jadotville (2016). The cast includes Jamie Dornan and Mark Strong, and the movie had a "well received" premiere at the 2016 Galway Film Festival.
Jul 27, 2016 · The Siege of Jadotville, with Fifty Shades of Grey star Jamie Dornan in the lead role, tells the true story of how these 157 Irishmen, led by a tactically astute commander, routed a force of 3,000...
Before reading the script for Richie Smythe’s The Siege of Jadotville neither Jamie Dornan nor Jamie O’Mara, had heard the harrowing tale of how 155 Irishmen deployed by the UN bravely fought off...
Oct 06, 2016 · A 1961 battle between a small U.N. force from Ireland and thousands of French/Belgian mercenary fighters tied to a ruthless Congolese leader is the basis for “The Siege of Jadotville,” a ...
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