Netflix continues rolling out the Original Series and Original Films like a machine. The company is hellbent on becoming the largest media company in the world and at this rate they may just do it. Their latest Original film is The Siege of Jadotville and the trailer looks amazing. The Siege of Jadotville is a true story made into film and everything from the acting, writing and cinematography looks spot on.
A gripping true story of incredible bravery against impossible odds, The Siege of Jadotville thrillingly depicts the 1961 siege of a 150-strong Irish UN battalion under Commander Patrick Quinlan (Jamie Dornan) by 3,000 Congolese troops led by French and Belgian mercenaries working for mining companies. Guillaume Canet plays a French commander who sought to defeat Quinlan and his men.
Directed by: Richie Smyth. Written by: Kevin Brodbin. Starring: Guillaume Canet, Jamie Dornan, Sam Keeley, Charlie Kelly, Conor MacNeill, Michael McElhatton, Mike Noble, Jason O’Mara, Fionn O’Shea, Mikael Persbrandt, Conor Quinlan (grandson of Commandant Pat Quinlan), Ronan Raftery, Emmanuelle Seigner, and Mark Strong. Produced by: Alan Moloney, Richie Smyth and Kevin Brodbin.
The list of must watch Netflix content is growing so fast we may not have time to watch all of this. Longmire, Narcos, Marvel’s Luke Cage, Marvel’s Daredevil, Amanda Knox, The White Helmets and now The Siege of Jadotville are just a few of the ones I’d like to catch. What do you think of this film? What other Netflix shows are you planning on watching? Let us know your thoughts and comments below or on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+.