The Siege of Jadotville
The Siege of Jadotville depicts the incredible true story of the of the siege of 150 UN Irish troops led by Commandant Pat Quinlan (Dornan) in the Congo in 1961. Quinlan and his men held out against a force of 3,000 local troops led by French and Belgian mercenaries working for mining companies.
The war drama is based on ‘The Siege at Jadotville: The Irish Army’s Forgotten Battle‘ by Declan Power, was directed by Richie Smyth and features a stellar line-up of acting talent including Jamie Dornan, Mark Strong, Jason O’Mara, Guillaume Canet and Sam Keeley.
The film will be available to stream to over 81 million Netflix members on October 7th and will have a screening on Monday September 19 in The Savoy Cinema in Dublin to celebrate the film and honour surviving Jadotville solders, followed by a Q&A with Jamie Dornan, Richie Smyth and Alan Moloney.
The Siege of Jadotville was produced for Netflix by Alan Moloney and Parallel Films.
Full post was at Windmill Lane Pictures, with visual effects completed at WLVFX.