The Assault (2010 film)

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The Assault
L'Assaut 2010.jpg
Film poster
Directed by Julien Leclercq
Produced by Julien Leclercq
Julien Madon
Screenplay by Julien Leclercq
Simon Moutairou
Based on L'Assaut : GIGN, Marignane, 26 décembre 1994, 17 h 12
by Roland Môntins
Gilles Cauture
Starring Vincent Elbaz
Grégori Derangère
Mélanie Bernier
Philippe Bas
Aymen Saïdi
Marie Guillard
Hugo Becker
Music by Jean-Jacques Hertz
François Roy
Cinematography Thierry Pouget
Edited by Mickael Dumontier
Christine Lucas Navarro
Frédéric Thoraval
Distributed by Mars Films
Release dates
  • 12 November 2010 (2010-11-12) (Sarlat Film Festival)
  • 9 March 2011 (2011-03-09) (France)
Running time
95 minutes
Country France
Language French
Budget €4.1 million[1]
Box office $4.3 million[2]

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 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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