TV-MA | | Action, Drama, History
Irish Commandant Pat Quinlan leads a stand off with troops against French and Belgian Mercenaries in the Congo during the early 1960s.
The film's director, Richie Smyth, was adamant that the cast should all be given proper military training. The actors went through weeks of intense training at a boot camp in South Africa, undergoing the same kind of training that the original soldiers would have gone through. At one point, Smyth even put Jamie Dornan in charge of the other actors, so he could "create the dynamic" of leading men.
I once heard a man say that, in Africa, the sun is like a furnace that either melts you or forges you.
During the initial engagement while commandant Quinlan is no the radio he is seen to be wearing a 3 star private's rank insignia on his sleeve as well as his commandant's rank marking on his shoulder.
English, Irish, French