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Special Forces (2011)
"Forces spéciales" (original title)

R  |   |  Action, Drama, War  |  2 November 2011 (France)
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A French journalist in Afghanistan is kidnapped by the Taliban.

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Maina
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Jacques Beauregard
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Le President de La Republique
Marine Faure ...
La Premier Ministre
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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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Survival. Honor. Sacrifice.

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Action | Drama | War

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

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Budget:

€10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$10,759 (USA) (12 October 2012)
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Elias is cut off from his unit, pursued by the enemy, and killed by multiple small arms fire. This is exactly what happens to SGT Elias in Platoon (1986). See more »

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Tic-Tac: One hour of glory beats an eternity of anonymity.
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Great Movie!
29 April 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Wow wow wow where to begin... I started this movie with the expectation that it was going to be just a campy B-Movie with some cool action scenes and cheesy one liners (with a generic name like "Special Forces"). Little did I know I sat through 2 hours of the best choreographed, best acted, and most heart wrenching tale I have seen in a long time. It is pretty much the French version of Sole Survivor. Djimon Hounsou strikes again as one of the best actors I have ever seen, I consider my self a tough guy, but his emotional moments had me fighting back the tears. Another favorite character of mine was Raphaël Personnazs' character of the Rookie Elias. He was that guy we all want to be when we think of a hero. He always acts without regard to himself to save lives, and is torn apart seeing Innocent people killed, but the movie does a good job of showing the war is a terrible thing. Lastly as being someone whom served in Afghanistan, I can say the military choreography was spot on. The actors did an excellent job of of reenacting combat. This is a must see and I already ordered the Blue Ray off Amazon because this is a must watch, and I want it in my movie library. 5 out of 5


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