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Envoyés très spéciaux (2009)

France mobilizes to gain the release of two kidnapped journalists in Iraq, but only the victims know the crime has been faked.

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France mobilizes to gain the release of two kidnapped journalists in Iraq, but only the victims know the crime has been faked.

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Special Correspondents  »

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Second time, Gérard Jugnot plays a radio sound technician after Tandem. See more »

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Remade as Special Correspondents (2016) See more »

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Un euro pour nos otages
(Jean-Yves d'Angelo - Frédéric Auburtin)
Performed by Laurent Gerra and La chorale du Conservatoire du 6ème arrondissement de Paris
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Iraq, Parisian style
9 April 2009 | by (United Arab Emirates) – See all my reviews

Special Correspondents follows in the successful tradition of French farces, many of which have been adapted by Hollywood. This time we have a radio reporter who, together with a bumbling technician, are given a mission to go to Iraq to cover the ongoing conflict. However they manage to lose the air tickets & the expenses money and, faced with the prospect of ridicule & shame, they decide to hide in Paris & send reports from an "Iraq" created in a friend's house. This leads to many hilarious complications and situations. Special Correspondents uses a clever idea quite successfully, milking a generous quantity of laugh out loud moments from it. Performances are fine and surely it won't be long before a US remake appears.


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