7 DAYS IN ENTEBBE a movie Inspired by the true events of the 1976 hijacking of an Air France flight en route from Tel Aviv to Paris, and the most daring rescue mission ever attempted premiers this Friday 16th March, 2018 in Cinemas.
For starters, 7 Days In Entebbe was derived from a situation that happened In the summer of 1976 when an Air France jet traveling from Tel Aviv to Paris was taken over in midair by four hijackers; two Palestinians and two left-wing German radicals after a refueling stop in Muammar Gaddafi’s Libya that later headed to Entebbe-Uganda which was by then ruled by brutal dictator Idi Amin Dada.
When the plane was diverted to an abandoned terminal at Entebbe Airport in Uganda, the terrified passengers become bargaining chips in a deadly political standoff but as a likelihood of finding a diplomatic solution faded, the Israeli government set in motion an extraordinary plan to free the prisoners before time ran out.
The raid happened in a week’s time at Entebbe International Airport and on the seven day, the special forces shot dead all the kidnappers and scores of Ugandan troops while rescuing all but four of the remaining 106 hostages.
It is also believed that the only Israeli soldier killed was unit commander Yonatan Netanyahu, the elder brother of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu however on their way out, the Israeli forces blew up Uganda’s fleet of Soviet MiG fighters, although the film does not depict the fiery end of the operation, instead interspersing the battle scenes with a dance choreography.
The film (7 Days In Entebbe) which stars Rosamund Pike and Daniel Brühl will be available in our cinemas this Friday.