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– by Joseph Jammer Medina

EXCLUSIVE: This weekend will see the release of the crime thriller, 7 Days in Entebbe. The film tells the true story behind the 1876 hijacking of the Air France flight, which was en route from Tel Aviv to Paris, and the mission to rescue its 239 passengers.

In the new LRM-exclusive featurette of the film, actors Rosamund Pike and Daniel Brühl discuss the iconic, true story. Following the hijacking, the hostages were held in an unused terminal, where the four hijackers made their demands, threatening to kill hostages if they weren’t met.

In addition to the actors, Amir Ofer, one of the Israeli soldiers who was involved in the incident, also spoke about this chilling event. Ofer was also on board the film as consultant on-set and was able to give his perspective on the incident.

“It was a very dangerous operation,” Ofer said in the above featurette. “There were many risks. We had one day to practice. We came to the base Friday morning, we practiced until Saturday morning, and then we went to the airbase, and then we took off…there was the risk of being detected by hostile radar systems, and then there was the technical aspects of approaching from the plane to the airport. All that was left was to run as fast as possible.”

7 Days in Entebbe is out in theaters now!

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Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.