This first trailer for Netflix's THE SIEGE OF JADOTVILLE requires your surrender

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Looks like I’m on Netflix reporting duty lately! But I don’t mind when it’s highlighting the quality original products the media streaming kingpin is currently producing. In this case, it’s Siege of Jadotville, a 1960’s based war film that highlights a little known conflict in the Congo between a massively outgunned Irish UN battalion and a massive force comprised of thousands of Congolese soldiers and European mercs all intent on making them a footnote in history.

Well, they became more than just a footnote, hence why we now have a trailer for what looks like it could be a riveting African war film… if it manages to keep the schmaltz and cheese to a minimum. Beasts of No Nation, this is clearly not. The Siege of Jadotville stars Fifty Shades‘ Jamie Dornan, so now we can see if he can beat more than just submissive young ladies.

Watch the trailer below.

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 from a screenplay by Kevin Brodbin, The Siege of Jadotville also stars Guillaume Canet, Sam Keeley, Conor Quinlan (grandson of the real life Commander Patrick Quinlan), Mark Strong and more. It debuts on Netflix on October 7.

Last Updated: September 16, 2016

Kervyn Cloete

A man of many passions - but very little sleep - I've been geeking out over movies, video games, comics, books, anime, TV series and lemon meringues as far back as I can remember. So show up for the geeky insight, stay for the delicious pastries.

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