Watch: Jamie Dornan in Trailer for Netflix's 'The Siege of Jadotville'

September 9, 2016
Source: YouTube

The Siege of Jadotville Trailer

"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-LĂ©opoldville 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

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?

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Reader Feedback - 12 Comments


I'm a sucker for all things war but this trailer didn't quite work for me. I'll put it on my radar but at this point I'm not expecting much from this one.

InNolanWeTrust on Sep 9, 2016



The Dude on Sep 10, 2016


He looks just like Jai Courtney in the small pic.

DAVIDPD on Sep 10, 2016


Good moustache action.

Carpola on Sep 10, 2016


Aaaaaaaah, Belgium. Nice little country that is famous for three things: 1. Being overrun by Germany in World War One and World War Two, and also serving as the site of The Battle of the Bulge; 2. Tasty, tasty chocolates; and, 3. The enslavement and ultimate genocide of almost 15 million Congolese human beings. May he enjoy being spit-roasted on the barbed c*ck of Satan for all eternity.

Sharkman1963 on Sep 10, 2016


You really underestimate those chocolates. However, as for not so dear king Leopold II., he was special kind of bastard, no question about that. On the other side, what about Jacques Brel? Come on, let's not generalize things, huh?

shiboleth on Sep 10, 2016


A great artist indeed. So passionate.

tarek on Sep 13, 2016


It was also well known for child abuse.

Carpola on Sep 11, 2016


You forgot beer and Jean Claude Van Damme

InNolanWeTrust on Sep 11, 2016


Add Belgian "French"-fries and mussels.

tarek on Sep 13, 2016


So much stories about the heroism and so little morals about political wisdom and sense. Crowd pleaser, nothing more ...

shiboleth on Sep 10, 2016


Looks pretty intense! Historically accurate? Probably not...

RAW_D on Sep 12, 2016

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