Friday, October 7 on Netflix
Besieged by overwhelming enemy forces, Irish soldiers on a U.N. peacekeeping mission in Africa valiantly defend their outpost. 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.
This critical incident was just one element of a year-long struggle for control in Central Africa, taking place in the Democratic Republic of Congo.