Color + Monochrome
“Welcome to Entebbe, Uganda”
Padilha’s Entebbe (7 Days in Entebbe) takes an interesting and distinctive voice in showcasing a terrifying incident of tragic and frightening malice without taking either side of the story. It is one of the weakest, yet most interesting aspects of Entebbe, due to the lack of moral condemnation from the film neglecting to showcase a clear antagonist throughout. The film does, however, thread an aspect of a parallel storyline with an element of experimental filmmaking which opens and closes said film and the results are purely stunning thanks to composer Rodrigo Amarante. Unfortunately, poor structure in the final act, which feels drastically cut short and rushed, presumably to showcase the visceral experience of the mission itself, fails to arouse a deep feeling of either animosity or tension.