FILM TITLE: 7 DAYS IN ENTEBBE
GENRE:
CONSUMER ADVICE: 16 D L P V
DISTRIBUTOR: EMPIRE ENTERTAINMENT
DIRECTOR: JOSE PADILHA
MAIN CAST: DANIEL BRUHL, ROSAMUND PIKE, EDDIE MARSAN
LANGUAGE: MODERATE IMPACT, INFREQUENT CRUDE LANGUAGE USED IN ANGER. THE STRONGEST WORDS INCLUDE "SHUT THE FUCK UP", USED ONLY ONCE.
NUDITY: NONE
PREJUDICE: MILD IMPACT FAIRLY FREQUENT INSTACES OF PREJUDICE ARE PRESENT. THE PREJUDICE IS AGAINST GERMANS WHO ARE SEEN AND CALLED "NAZI'S", DISCRIMINATION AGAINST JEWS AND FREEDOM FIGHTERS WHO ARE TREATED AS TERRORISTS.
SEX: NONE
VIOLENCE: STRONG IMPACT, FREQUENT VIOLENCE IS PRESENT, WHICH INCLUDES SHOOTING BATTLES, THREATS TO KILL CHILDREN AND HOSTAGES, AND THE KILLING OF SOLDIERS AND FREEDOM FIGHTERS, WITH LITTLE BLOOD-LETTING. PSYCHOLOGICAL VIOLENCE IS ALSO PRESENT BECAUSE OF THE CONSTANT LIFE THREATENING SITUATIONS THE HOSTAGES FIND THEMSELVES IN. THE VIOLENCE IS SUSTAINED THROUGHOUT THE FILM AND WOULD BE DISTURBING AND CONFUSING TO CHILDREN UNDER 16 YEARS.
BLASPHEMY: NONE
DRUG ABUSE: NONE
COMMENTS: THE FILM IS BASED ON TRUE EVENTS AND TELLS THE STORY OF PALESTINIAN FREEDOM FIGHTERS WHO HIJACK A PLANE TO ENTEBBE AIRPORT IN UGANDA. THEY KEEP THE PASSANGERS HOSTAGE AND THREATEN TO KILL THE JEWISH PASSENGERS, DEMANDING FROM THE ISRAEL GOVERMENT TO RELEASE 52 OF THEIR COMRADES WHO ARE HELD PRISONER.
THE FILM HAS A SUSTAINED SUSPENSE, THREAT AND MENACE THROUGHOUT WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF TRUE EVENTS/HISTORY. THEMES INCLUDE HIJACKING A PLANE, FASCISM, TERRORISM, NEGOTIATIONS, A RESCUE OPERATION, POLITICS AND AN UNRESOLVED OUTCOME THAT HAS A STRONG IMPACT. CHILDREN UNDER 16 YEARS ARE NOT COGNITIVELY AND MORALLY MATURE ENOUGH TO UNDERSTAND THE HISTORICAL AND POLITICAL CONTEXT OF ISSUES DEALT WITHIN THE MOVIE, WHICH STILL REMAIN CONTINUOUS AND UNRESOLVED TODAY.
GIVEN SOUTH AFRICA'S OWN STORY OF OPPRESSION AND DISPOSSESSION, THE ISRAELI/ PALESTINIAN CONFLICT IS STILL AN EMOTIVE ISSUE IN BOTH POLITICAL AND SOCIAL SPACES IN SOUTH AFRICA, AND MAY THEREFORE CAUSE MORAL, PSYCHOLOGICAL AND EMOTIONAL HARM TO VIEWERS YOUNGER THAN 16 YEARS.