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Special Forces (2011)

Forces spéciales (original title)
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A French journalist in Afghanistan is kidnapped by the Taliban.

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Cast

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Elsa
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Kovax
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Tic-Tac
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Lucas
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Elias
Alain Figlarz ...
Victor
Alain Alivon ...
Marius
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Amen
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Ahmed Zaief
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Amiral Guezennec
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Maina
Didier Flamand ...
Jacques Beauregard
Jacques Gallo ...
Le Pacha
Bernard Allouf ...
Le President de La Republique
Marine Faure ...
La Premier Ministre
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Storyline

In Afghanistan, French journalist Elsa and her colleague Amen are covering the story of Maina, a woman sold to a man when she was a child. Taliban leader Ahmed Zaief abducts Elsa and Amen and tries to force them to read a message to Western governments. The French president sends six Special Force to rescue Elsa who's hidden in a fortress in Pakistan. The team composed of Commander Kovax, Tic-Tac, Lucas, the sniper Elias, Victor and Marius release Elsa and Amen from their imprisonment but lose their radios. Now the group needs to cross the inhospitable land to save their lives with the Taliban chasing them. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Taglines:

Survival. Honor. Sacrifice.

Genres:

Action | Drama | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

2 November 2011 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Special Forces  »

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Box Office

Budget:

€10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$10,759 (USA) (12 October 2012)

Gross:

$10,759 (USA) (12 October 2012)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Based on their respective beret colors and badges, Kovax, Lucas, Victor and Marius are all "Commandos Marine" of the French Navy, while Elias is most likely from the "No. 10 Air Parachute Commando" unit of the French Air Force and Tic-Tac is a Commando from the French Army's "1st Marine Infantry Parachute Regiment". France's Special Operations Command (COS) has direct operational command of all special operation units, and thus are able to select members from different branches based on mission needs. See more »

Goofs

While the opening scene is set in Kosovo, the cars have French license plates. See more »

Quotes

Tic-Tac: We're 22 kilometers from the pick-up. On top of the world's asshole.
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E=MC2
Written by Dan Donovan, Don Letts and Mick Jones
Performed by Big Audio Dynamite
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User Reviews

 
Hey there actually IS a French military after all!
23 March 2015 | by (Richland, WA) – See all my reviews

I really liked this film a lot. I thought I had kind of outgrown my war movie phase in life, but recently have started watching them again. This film is actually pretty entertaining. You do not watch these kinds of films to find inner peace, harmony, the meaning of the universe, or wow you with poetic symbolism, etc. They are for fun only, and on that level, this one succeeds indeed. It's also satisfying for me to see that the country of France still actually has a military with special forces units, and can at least make movies about them "taking care of business" against the crazy fundamentalists in the world. I always thought France would just about put up with everything. I guess they have changed their mind, or I was dead wrong about them! Also, since I saw him in Blood Diamond, I've really come to like Djimon Hounsou as an actor. Great choice to cast him in this film.


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