Trailer: Synopsis: THE SIEGE OF JADOTVILLE tells the true story of the 1961 siege of a 150-member Irish U.N. battalion under Commander Patrick Quinlan by 3,000 Congolese troops, led by French and Belgian mercenaries working for mining companies. Jamie Dornan plays the Irish commander Patrick Quinlan while Guillaume Canet plays a French commander Falques. On Netflix October 7. I had never heard of this battle. I read the wikipedia page and it is an interesting story. The thing that struck me is apparently the Irish government considered the soldiers an embarrassment because they surrendered after 4 days of fighting overwhelming odds. They literally ran out of ammunition. The soldiers finally received some of the recognition they deserved in 2005.