Watch: Jamie Dornan in Trailer for Netflix's 'The Siege of Jadotville'
"If you continue to attack, we will continue to respond." Netflix has debuted a trailer for a new film titled The Siege of Jadotville, about the "untold true story" of "The Siege of Jadotville". The siege took place in September 1961, during the UN intervention in the Katanga conflict in Congo-Léopoldville in Central Africa when a company of Irish UN troops were attacked by troops loyal to the Katangese Prime Minister Moise Tshombe. The lightly-armed Irish soldiers resisted Katangese assaults for six days as a relief force of Irish and Swedish troops attempted to reach them. Jamie Dornan stars, with Mark Strong, Jason O'Mara, Mikael Persbrandt, Guillaume Canet & Amy Louise Wilson. This looks much better than expected.
Here's the first official trailer for Richie Smyth's The Siege of Jadotville, direct from Netflix's YouTube:
The Siege of Jadotville tells the true story of the 1961 siege of a 150-member Irish U.N. battalion under Commander Patrick Quinlan by 3,000 Congolese troops, led by French and Belgian mercenaries working for mining companies. Jamie Dornan plays the Irish commander Patrick Quinlan while Guillaume Canet plays a French commander Falques. The Siege of Jadotville is directed by filmmaker Richie Smyth, making his feature directorial debut. The screenplay is written by Kevin Brodbin, based on the novel of the same name by Declan Power. Netflix will release Richie Smyth's The Siege of Jadotville in select theaters + on Netflix streaming starting October 7th later this fall. Might be worth catching. Who's interested in this?