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The hostage crisis that changed history: Director José Padilha returns to Entebbe

In the hands of director José Padilha, current events go from nightly news stories to fast-paced action thrillers. His vision of institutionalized police corruption in 2007’s "Elite Squad" won the Brazilian director a golden bear at the Berlin film festival.

His Netflix series "Narcos" – the saga of Colombia’s most notorious drug baron, Pablo Escobar - has been a hit with fans and earned him critical acclaim. Mixing documentary and drama, Padilha’s latest release depicts a hostage situation in Entebbe, Uganda. The film stars Rosamund Pike and Daniel Brühl and revisits an incident which was to be decisive for the future of the Middle East.

By Olivia SALAZAR WINSPEAR

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2018-10-16 ENCORE!

Ryan Gosling and Claire Foy on the red carpet in Paris

Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy and Oscar-winning filmmaker Damien Chazelle of "La La Land" and "Whiplash" fame speak to France 24 about the Neil Armstrong film, "First Man". Also on...

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2018-10-15 ENCORE!

Music show: NOLA French Connection Brass Band, Yoko Ono & Neneh Cherry

Energetic, funky sounds that transport you to the streets of the Big Easy; that's what the NOLA French Connection Brass Band have crafted on their self-titled debut album. The...

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2018-10-12 ENCORE!

Matt Dillon: 'I didn’t want to watch my new film because I was scared'

Actor Matt Dillon speaks to Eve Jackson about his new movie "The House That Jack Built", what it was like playing a serial killer and whether he still has heartthrob status.

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2018-10-11 ENCORE!

Parlez-vous français ?

Nearly 300 million people speak French worldwide. The language of love and of Molière is spoken on all five continents and is the official language in nearly 30 nations,...

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2018-10-10 ENCORE!

Film show: 'RBG', 'Galveston' and 'The House That Jack Built'

She blazed a trail to the US Supreme Court and has dedicated her career to pushing for social change and equality through her rulings. Ruth Bader Ginsburg is the subject of new...

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