Entebbe (titled 7 Days in Entebbe in the U.S.) is a 2018 action thriller film directed by José Padilha and written by Gregory Burke. The film recounts the story of Operation Entebbe, a 1976 counter-terrorist hostage-rescue operation. The film stars Rosamund Pike and Daniel Brühl. It was released in the United States on 16 March 2018 and in the United Kingdom on 11 May 2018.
Air France flight 139 from Tel Aviv to Paris is hijacked by German and Palestinian terrorists in June 1976 after a stopover in Athens. Germans Brigitte Kuhlmann and Wilfried Böse, members of the Revolutionary cells, were previously with two men from the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine in a training camp in Yemen where they trained for this action and prepared not to show compassion. They deliberately hijacked an Air France plane because they accuse France of having helped Israel strengthen its army. Among other things, they want to free 40 Palestinians imprisoned in Israel. The hijackers force the captain to make a refueling stop in Benghazi, believing that they can fly undisturbed from there. During the refueling, a pregnant British woman is released. The flight then takes off, and the hijackers force the pilot to land at the airport in the Ugandan city of Entebbe.