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The Take (2016)

Director: James Watkins

aka Bastille Day


A young con artist (Richard Madden) and former CIA agent (Idris Elba) embark on an anti-terrorist mission in France, only to discover a police conspiracy involving a treacherous false flag operation, occurring on France's National Day.


  1. The film was scheduled to be released on 19 February 2016 in the United Kingdom. However, following the terrorist attacks in Paris in November 2015, the film was delayed. The Take was released simultaneously in the United Kingdom, Ireland and Sweden on 22 April 2016. In France, the film was released on 13 July 2016 to coincide with the dates in the story. Following the 2016 Nice attack, Studiocanal pulled the film from theatres on 17 July 2016, citing it as a "sign of respect for the victims and their families."
  2. Following the terrorist attack in Nice, France on July 14, 2016 - the date of the country's national holiday, Bastille Day - which claimed the lives of 84 people and left over 200 wounded, StudioCanal permanently removed all digital advertising for the film in France. The studio announced that it would not be removing the film from theaters, but would allow individual theaters to decide whether or not they wished to continue showing the film. As the film had been released on Wednesday, July 13, the day before the attack, and before theaters closed in France in accordance with the country's declared three days of national mourning, the only remaining physical advertisements for the film in France were the posters displayed in theaters. The studio announced that it would be left up to theaters to decide if they wanted to remove those placards or leave them up, while adding that other regions showing the film were unlikely to be affected by the changes.
  3. For its UK DVD release, the film will have a title change. It was released in cinemas in the UK as "Bastille Day". The film has been retitled "The Take" for DVD there, due to the real-life 14th July 2016 Bastille Day attack occurring between its theatrical and home video releases. The movie's theatrical release date had previously been pushed back from 19th February 2016 to 22nd April 2016 due to the terrorist attacks in November 2015 in Paris, France and the city's northern suburb of Saint-Denis.
  4. The film was released in France under the film's original title of "Bastille Day" on 13th July 2016 which is just one day before the traditional French commemorative Bastille Day which is the 14th of July. The festive occasion is the French equivalent of America's Independence Day in the USA.

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