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The Assault (2010 film)

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The Assault (original title: L'Assaut) is a 2010 French film based on the 1994 hijacking of Air France Flight 8969 by Algerian Islamic fundamentalist terrorists and the raid to free the hostages by the GIGN, the elite counter-terrorism unit of the French National Gendarmerie.[3] It was directed by Julien Leclercq.

The Assault
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Film poster
Directed byJulien Leclercq
Produced by
Screenplay by
Based on
L'Assaut : GIGN, Marignane, 26 décembre 1994, 17 h 12
Music by
CinematographyThierry Pouget
Edited by
Distributed byMars Films
Release date
  • 12 November 2010 (2010-11-12) (Sarlat Film Festival)
  • 9 March 2011 (2011-03-09) (France)
Running time
95 minutes
Budget$4.6 million [1]
Box office$4.3 million [2]


The premiere of the film


Review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes reported an approval rating of 57%, based on 14 reviews, with an average score of 5.9/10.[4] At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the film received an average score of 55, based on 7 reviews, indicating "mixed or average reviews".[5]


  1. ^ "L'Assaut". JP's Box-Office.
  2. ^ "L'assaut (The Assault)". Box Office Mojo.
  3. ^ The Assault
  4. ^ "The Assault (2012)". Rotten Tomatoes.
  5. ^ "The Assault". Metacritic.

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