Based on the true story of French commando unit who clashed with tribes in New Caledonia, the Melanesian territory of France, Rebellion is the latest project from actor/director Mathieu Kassovitz.
In April 1988 30 police are kidnapped by Kanak separatists on Ouvéa Island in the French colony of New Caledonia.
Paris despatches a 300-strong commando unit to restore order, the captain (Kassovitz) of which is sent in to the heart of the rebel base to negotiate a peaceful solution. But against the highly pressured backdrop of France’s presidential elections the stakes are high and all bets are off…
Rebellion also stars Malik Zidi, Alexandre Steiger, Daniel Martin, Jean-Philippe Puymartin, Philippe de Jacquelin Dulphé.
Lionsgate UK will release Rebellion in cinemas from April 12, 2013