Based on the 1976 hijacking of an Air France plane by Palestinian and German terrorists at Entebbe airport in Uganda, 7 Days In Entebbe is quite a different hijacking film. That’s because you do empathize with some of the hijackers.
Two German militants Wilfred Böse (Daniel Brühl) and Brigitte Kuhlmann (Rosamund Pike) and a few Palestinian freedom fighters hijack an Air France plane. They take the plane and the hostages to Entebbe airport in Uganda, where the President Idi Amin (Nonso Anozie) and his forces help out in keeping the hostages captive. Israel’s Prime Minister Lior Ashkenazi (Yitzhak Rabin) and his cabinet led by Defence Minister Shimon Peres (Eddie Marsan) have to decide whether to give in to the demands of the hijackers or come up with a rescue operation.
It’s a film in which you find it difficult to pick a side. You know where some of the hijackers are coming from and feel for them. The climax, mixed with a dance performance, is particularly well done. Although the film is slow for a thriller drama and you already know what is going to happen, it still manages to keep you interested.
Daniel Brühl is excellent. Rosamund Pike plays her part very well. All the other actors are good.
7 Days In Entebbe might not be perfect but is still worth watching. We give it 3 stars with a kink.
Based on the 1976 hijacking of an Air France plane by Palestinian and German terrorists at Entebbe airport in Uganda, 7 Days In Entebbe is quite a...3.0