|Weds 22nd May||7.45pm|
|Thurs 23rd May||7.45pm|
Dir. Mathieu Kassovitz, France, 2011, 136 mins, subtitles
Mathieu Kassovitz, Iabe Lapacas, Malik Zidi
Mathieu Kassovitz (La Haine) makes a powerful comeback in front of and behind the camera with this violent political thriller, based on true events. In April 1988, on the Ouvéa Island in the French colony of New Caledonia, 30 police are kidnapped by Kanak separatists and in response 300 special-forces operatives are sent in to restore order. To avoid unnecessary conflict, Philippe Legorjus (Kassovitz), the captain of an elite counter-terrorism police unit, is sent into the heart of the rebel base to negotiate a peaceful solution.
‘An absorbing political drama, eloquent and angry’ – Andrew Osmand, Empire ****
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