Watch Daniel Brühl and Rosamund Pike In ENTEBBE Clip March 8, 2018 New clip from José Padilha’s gripping thriller, hitting Irish cinemas March 9th. Inspired by the true events of the 1976 hijacking of an Air France flight en route from Tel Aviv to Paris, the film depicts the most daring rescue mission ever attempted. ENTEBBE is based on the 1976 true story of four hijackers who took a plane hostage and forced it to land in Entebbe, Uganda, while they demanded the release of dozens of Palestinian terrorists. The ticking-clock thriller follows the hijackers and hostages as well as the political leaders trying to decide whether to negotiate or send an elite special forces unit on a dramatic rescue mission to free the hostages. Irish release date is March 9, 2018.