Jamie Dornan and members of the cast, including Jason O’Mara, Michael McElhatton, Sam Keeley, Conor MacNeill, Conor Quinlan, Mike Noble, Ronan Raftery, Charlie Kelly, Richie Smyth (Director) Alan Moloney (Producer), Kevin Brodbin (Producer), and Ruth Coady (Producer) were in Dublin for the special screening of The Siege of Jadotville, which honoured the Veterans who fought in Jadotville in 1916.
Veterans from A Company of the 35th Battalion, who served in Jadotville in 1961, were also in attendance, and members of the Irish UN Veterans Association.
The Siege of Jadotville is a gripping true story of incredible bravery against impossible odds, as it thrillingly depicts the 1961 siege of 150-strong Irish UN ‘A Company’, under Commander Patrick Quinlan (Jamie Dornan) by 3,000 Congolese troops, led by French and Belgian mercenaries who were working for mining companies.
Declan Power (Author – The Siege of Jadotville), Mr Paul Kehoe, Minister for State, Department of Defence; Chief of Staff of the Defence Forces, Vice Admiral Mark Mellett, and Kevin “Boxer” Moran also attended the red carpet event.
Following the screening, Dave Fanning hosted a Live Q&A with Jamie Dornan, Richie Smyth and Alan Moloney, for streaming live to cinemas around the country.
Directed by Richie Smyth, and written by Kevin Brodbin, the film features a stellar line-up of acting talent, including Jamie Dornan, Mark Strong, Jason O’Mara, Guillaume Canet and Sam Keeley.
The Siege of Jadotville was produced by Alan Moloney (Brooklyn, Albert Nobbs, Byzantium) for Parallel Films, as well as Richie Smyth and Kevin Brodbin. The film is based on the novel ‘The Siege at Jadotville: The Irish Army’s Forgotten Battle‘ by Declan Power.
You can watch the trailer below: