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Special Correspondents (2009)

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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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Credited cast:
Jacques Maillard
Laurent Gerra ...
Francis Bunel
Éric Naggar ...
Jean Kowalski
Frédérique Tirmont ...
La Ministre des Affaires étrangères
Régis Roche
Bertrand Lacy ...
Farouk Benalleg ...
Niddal El Mellouhi ...
Le garde baffeur
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
François Alquier ...
Admirateur de R2I
Zeida Attali ...
La secrétaire Virginie


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


Remade as Special Correspondents (2016) See more »


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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