The Siege of Jadotville

Sat 9 July / Town Hall Theatre / 20.002016 / Ireland, South Africa / 108min
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“Based on the true story of the 1961 Siege of Jadotville this debut feature is a stunning statement of intent from director Richie Smyth and a riveting retelling of one of the greatest stories of survival and heroism in 20th century military history.”

A gripping true story of incredible bravery against impossible odds, The Siege of Jadotville thrillingly depicts the 1961 siege of a 150-strong Irish UN battalion under Commander Patrick Quinlan (Jamie Dornan) by 3,000 Conoglese troops led by French and Belgian mercenaries working for mining companies. Guillaume Canet plays a French commander who sought to defeat Quinlan and his men.

Directed by Richie Smyth, a well-known commercial and music video director (U2, Bon Jovi, The Verve) and written by Kevin Brodbin (Constantine), The Siege of Jadotville also stars Emmanuelle Seigner and Jason O’Mara with Mikael Persbrandt and Mark Strong.

Members of cast and crew will attend.

Director Richie Smyth
Cast Jamie Dornan, Guillaume Canet, Emmanuelle Seigner, Jason O’Mara, Mikael Persbrandt, Mark Strong
Script Kevin Brodbin
Producers Alan Moloney, Richie Smyth, Kevin Brodbin
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