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by Fred Grivois


1976. Somalian rebels hijack a school bus with 21 French children and an American teacher, and drive it to a no-man’s-land, on the border between the French colony and Somalia. French captain André Gerval is called to lead a small team of elite snipers to secretly prepare an emergency rescue. When diplomacy comes at a stall and time is running out, Gerval and his team take alone the responsibility of carrying out a simultaneous 5 men sniper attack to get the children and their teacher out safely. A true story.

international title: 15 Minutes of War
original title: L'Intervention
working title: 15 minutes de guerre
country: France, Morocco
sales agent: Playtime
year: 2019
genre: fiction
directed by: Fred Grivois
film run: 98'
release date: FR 30/01/2019, ES 10/05/2019
screenplay: Ileana Epsztajn, Fred Grivois, Jérémie Guez
cast: Alban Lenoir, Olga Kurylenko, Sébastien Lalanne, Michaël Abiteboul, Guillaume Labbé, Vincent Perez, David Murgia, Kevin Layne, Ben Cura, Josiane Balasko
cinematography by: Julien Meurice
film editing: Baxter
costumes designer: Emma Bellocq
music: Fabien Kourtzer, Mike Kourtzer
producer: Jacques-Henri Bronckart
co-producer: Souad Lamriki, Bénédicte Bellocq
executive producer: Raphaël Rocher, Henri Debeurme
line producer: Elsa Rodde
production: Capture the Flag Films, Agora Films (MA)
distributor: SND (Société Nouvelle de Distribution) Films, Flins & Piniculas, Sun Film Group
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