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Special Forces (2011) More at IMDbPro »Forces spéciales (original title)

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Special Forces -- A thriller centered on a French journalist in Afghanistan is kidnapped by the Taliban, and the special-forces unit dispatched to rescue her.
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Release Date:
2 November 2011 (France) See more »
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Tagline:
Survival. Honor. Sacrifice.
Plot:
A French journalist in Afghanistan is kidnapped by the Taliban. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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DVD Review: 'Special Forces'
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Diane Kruger ... Elsa

Djimon Hounsou ... Kovax

Benoît Magimel ... Tic-Tac

Denis Ménochet ... Lucas

Raphaël Personnaz ... Elias
Alain Figlarz ... Victor
Alain Alivon ... Marius

Mehdi Nebbou ... Amen

Raz Degan ... Ahmed Zaief

Tchéky Karyo ... Amiral Guezennec

Morjana Alaoui ... Maina
Didier Flamand ... Jacques Beauregard
Jacques Gallo ... Le Pacha
Bernard Allouf ... Le President de La Republique
Marine Faure ... La Premier Ministre
Eric Soubelet ... Patron De La Duse
Jean-Paul Dubois ... Ministre de La Défense
Antoine Blanquefort ... Ministre des Affaires Etrangeres
Laurent Claret ... Chef d'etat Major Particulier Du President
Jeanne Bournaud ... Alex
Isabelle Vitari ... Lisa
Anne Caillon ... Jeanne
Said Said Kamolidinov ... Oakley
Nurullo Abdullayev ... Le Mollah Zukhan
Denis Braccini ... Criminel de Guerre Serbe (as Denis Bracini)
Gregory Fromentin ... Salemani (as Greg Fromentin)
Neo Nojoli ... Samuel
Juliette Hospitalier ... Eva
Ambre Rybojad ... Ambre
Armaud Bouchard ... Main Dalex
Elsa Levy ... La journaliste

Matthias Van Khache ... Richard (as Mathias van Khache)
Jackie Fouquereau ... L'ambassadeur a Khabul
Séverin Bavarel ... Journaliste 1 (as Severin Bavarel)
Stéphanie Brongniart ... Journaliste 2 (as Stephanie Brongniart)
Olivier Pierre Richard ... Journaliste 3
Alexandre Brick ... Journaliste 4
Eleonore Woodward ... Assistante Jacques Beauregard
Eric Kailey ... Gars 1 Barbecue
Fabrice Laroche Joubert ... Gars 2 Barbecue
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Julie Baronnie ... Invitée (uncredited)

Directed by
Stéphane Rybojad 
 
Writing credits
Stéphane Rybojad (adaptation and dialogue) &
Michael Cooper (adaptation and dialogue)

Emmanuelle Collomp (collaboration)

Stéphane Rybojad (written by)

Produced by
Thierry Marro .... producer
Benoit Ponsaillé .... executive producer
Benoit Ponsaillé .... producer
 
Original Music by
Xavier Berthelot (original music by)
 
Cinematography by
David Jankowski 
 
Film Editing by
Erwan Pecher 
Stéphane Rybojad 
 
Casting by
Juliette Ménager 
 
Production Design by
Christophe Jutz 
 
Set Decoration by
Christophe Jutz (chief decorator)
 
Costume Design by
Céline El Mazouzi 
 
Makeup Department
Marthe Faucouit .... makeup artist
Laetitia Hillion .... special makeup effects artist
Flore Masson .... makeup department head
Chloé Van Lierde .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Jean-Charles Berlan .... assistant unit manager
Christina Crassaris .... post-production supervisor
Anne-Thaïse Foucard .... assistant unit manager
Marie Giustinati .... assistant post-production manager
Sylvain Maignan .... assistant unit manager
Patrick Santiago Meunier .... production manager
Claire Patronik .... assistant production manager (as Claire Orantin)
Arzur Ronan .... assistant unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ibrahim Afsunov .... assistant director: Tajikistan
Farid Alidodov .... assistant director: Tajikistan
Oscar Borne .... third assistant director
Laure Chichmanov .... third assistant director
Jacques Eberhard .... first assistant director
Akrame El Meziane .... co-first assistant director
Raphaelle Gassot .... third assistant director
Alexia Genty .... second assistant director
Nosir Kimatshov .... assistant director: Tajikistan
Munira Kirgizbekova .... assistant director: Tajikistan
Jamal Navruzov .... assistant director: Tajikistan
Jovio Pisarejev .... assistant director: Tajikistan
Sharaf Saidrakhmonov .... assistant director: Tajikistan
Ganjina Sechoieva .... assistant director: Tajikistan
Gulomnazar Sohinazarov .... assistant director: Tajikistan
 
Art Department
Abdillah Weiss Bareh .... laborer: Djibouti
Stéphane Becimol .... first assistant decorator (as Stephane Becimol)
Sylvain Cabouat .... props: Plateau
Antoine Galinié .... ripper (as Antoine Galinie)
Abourachid Darar Guedid .... laborer: Djibouti
Yanick Isoard .... second assistant decorator (as Yannck Isoard)
Grégoire Martin .... assistant decorator: Caylus (as Gregoire Martin)
Ludovic Renaud .... props: Paris
Samuelle Sommier .... props: Caylus
 
Sound Department
Charles Autrand .... dialogue editor
Niels Barletta .... sound mastering engineer
Theophane Bernard-Brunel .... sound assistant
Charlotte Butrak .... sound editor
Vincent Cosson .... foley mixer
Sabrina Felgueiras .... assistant dialogue editor
Marie Giustinati .... assistant foley recordist
Benoit Hery .... supervising sound editor (as Benoît Héry)
Cyril Holtz .... re-recording mixer
François Lambert .... sound mix technician
Arnaud Lavaleix .... sound
Damien Lazzerini .... adr/foley mixer (as Damien Bera)
Damien Lazzerini .... re-recording mixer (as Damien Bera)
Benjamin Lecuyer .... sound mix technician
Fred Mays .... post-synchronisation
Pierre Picq .... boom operator
Emmanuel Ughetto .... boom operator
 
Special Effects by
Olivier Afonso .... special effects makeup
Nicolas Herlin .... special effects makeup
Laetitia Hillion .... special effects makeup
Cyril Hipaux .... special effects makeup
Frédéric Lainé .... special effects makeup
 
Visual Effects by
Jérémie Abrial .... digital compositor
Isabelle Roussel .... digital compositor
 
Stunts
Frédéric Alhinho .... stunts
Stéphane Orsolani .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Tiphaine Birotheau .... first assistant camera
Edwin Broyer .... key grip
Charles Cornier .... assistant camera: additional
Quentin de Lamarzelle .... second assistant camera
Hugues Espinasse .... first assistant camera
Gregory Fromentin .... gaffer
Nicolas Labrousse .... additional electrician
Magnen .... aerial cinematographer
Thibault Marsan-Bacheré .... camera operator / steadicam operator: reshoots
Jeremy Mauroy .... second assistant camera
Margaux Paturel .... additional second assistant camera
Jérôme Pezzini .... electrician
Pierre Rigaudy .... grip
Michel Rodas .... steady cam operator
Pauline Sanderre .... video assist operator
James Swanson .... Aerial Cinematographer
Fabien Veillas .... grip
 
Casting Department
Sonia Cascino .... casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jura Anoyatshoev .... assistant dresser: Tajikistan
Céline Brelaud .... costumer
Rasul Shamirov .... assistant dresser: Tajikistan
 
Editorial Department
Elie Akoka .... colorist
Adélaïde Basson .... trainee assistant editor
Zaghini Flora .... additional assistant editor
 
Location Management
Reza Boirahmady .... location manager
Cédric Borie .... location manager
Damien Gayrard .... location manager
Louis Meunier .... location manager: Tadjikistan
 
Music Department
Cecile Coutelier .... music editor
 
Transportation Department
Abbas Houmed Abbas .... driver: Djibouti
Abdoulkader Aboubaker .... driver: Djibouti
Houmed Ibrahim Aboubaker .... driver: Djibouti
Omid Adabekov .... driver: Tajikistan
Aboubaker Ahmed .... truck driver: Djibouti
Ali Moussa Ali .... driver: Djibouti
Ali Mirgan Areita .... driver: Djibouti
Akaber Ashurbekov .... truck driver: Tajikistan
Dovlat Ashurbekov .... truck driver: Tajikistan
Yayo Mohamed Ayou .... driver: Djibouti
Bakhtali Bakhtaliev .... driver: Tajikistan
Yussuf Bakhtaliev .... transportation coordinator: Tajikistan
Loula Djama Barreh .... truck driver: Djibouti
Charmake Omar Darar .... driver: Djibouti
Mirza Deqhanov .... driver: Tajikistan
Ambarkhan Djomaev .... driver: Tajikistan
Zaher Dogalev .... driver: Tajikistan
Aqil Dogaliev .... driver: Tajikistan
Imumnazar Dowranov .... truck driver: Tajikistan
Aden Djama Egueh .... driver: Djibouti
Karim Dirir Elmi .... truck driver: Djibouti
Mezrad Emranshdev .... driver: Tajikistan
Jamal Eskandarov .... driver: Tajikistan
Firuz Gamalov .... driver: Tajikistan
Alim Golbardeh .... driver: Tajikistan
Med Gona .... driver: Djibouti
Houssein Abdillahi Hadi .... driver: Djibouti
Aicha Gohar Hamadou .... truck driver: Djibouti
Abbas Ibrahim Hassan .... driver: Djibouti
Abdoulkader Hassan .... truck driver: Djibouti
Asli Ali Hassan .... driver: Djibouti
Ibrahim Mohamed Houmad .... driver: Djibouti
Hammadou Mahamad Houmed .... driver: Djibouti
Mohamed Mahamoud Houssein .... driver: Djibouti
Nowrozsah Janabalishah .... driver: Tajikistan
Salim Kaikavdos .... driver: Tajikistan
Shirin Karibsaev .... driver: Tajikistan
Zaher Katabekov .... driver: Tajikistan
Alec Keshkarov .... driver: Tajikistan
Zahir Khalivaev .... driver: Tajikistan
Eskandar Khoshatchina .... driver: Tajikistan
Behrooz Khoshnazarov .... driver: Tajikistan
Muslim Khoshnazarov .... driver: Tajikistan
Sharaf Kogadadoff .... driver: Tajikistan
Arthur Lalibekov .... driver: Tajikistan
Ibrahim Med Loubak .... driver: Djibouti
Dilavar Majnunov .... driver: Tajikistan
Abdoulkader Med .... driver: Djibouti
Dilavar Mirzakhanov .... truck driver: Tajikistan
Amadbek Mirzasaidov .... driver: Tajikistan
Mahamoud Abdoulkader Modamed .... driver: Djibouti
Hassan Witti Mohamed .... driver: Djibouti
Dovlatshah Nadershaev .... truck driver: Tajikistan
Habib Naqzibek .... driver: Tajikistan
Torson Niqadamov .... driver: Tajikistan
Nazar Nowrozmamadov .... driver: Tajikistan
Adou Loita Ougoureh .... driver: Djibouti
Houmed Loita Ougoureh .... transportation coordinator: Djibouti
Aboolhakim Mohamed Raziev .... truck driver: Tajikistan
Abdoulkader Robleh .... truck driver: Djibouti
Alem Saidkulov .... driver: Tajikistan
Dodal Sakarov .... driver: Tajikistan
Osman Shambeh .... driver: Tajikistan
Sarkar Sharnazar .... driver: Tajikistan
Shirdjan Shirdjanov .... driver: Tajikistan
Kavdos Taiqonshaev .... driver: Tajikistan
Nazar Tchiniov .... driver: Tajikistan
Ismael Daher Weis .... driver: Djibouti
Fahrad Zaidolaev .... driver: Tajikistan
 
Other crew
Ofiz Mollo Abdolov .... assistant administrator: Tajikistan
Zarina Bornova .... caterer: Tajikistan
Zaydulloeva Diloro .... caterer: Tajikistan
Abdallah Dini .... security: Djibouti
Manjia Gulmamadova .... caterer: Tajikistan
Risolat Haydarova .... caterer: Tajikistan
David Julienne .... armorer
Dominique Julienne .... armorer
Marzia Khubonshoieva .... caterer: Tajikistan
Aziz Kurdonmamadov .... caterer: Tajikistan
Marc Lemeslier .... armorer
Zarangis Mamadkarimova .... caterer: Tajikistan
Christophe Maratier .... armorer
Marie Maurin .... script supervisor
Peti Misaila .... assistant to Mrs. Kruger
Firdavs Musoev .... assistant administrator: Tajikistan
Iftikhor Niyozamamadov .... caterer: Tajikistan
Gadid Mohamed Nori .... security: Djibouti
Alexis Oros .... runner
Tamriz Pulodov .... caterer: Tajikistan
Omar Rachid .... security: Djibouti
Azim Shohaydarov .... caterer: Tajikistan
Husniya Shohaydarova .... caterer: Tajikistan
Drew Van Wyk .... assistant to Djimon Hounsou
Satullo Vatanbekov .... caterer: Tajikistan
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Forces spéciales" - France (original title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for language and some violence
Runtime:
109 min
Country:
Language:
Color:
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

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:
Continuity: Pakistani Secret Service Officer's car and Ahmed Zaief's car both have the same license plate.See more »
Quotes:
Victor:Leave me. Leave me here.
Kovax:Sure, when you stop breathing.
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Soundtrack:
Pick Your God or DevilSee more »

FAQ

Why The French Special Forces don't Use Famas Assault Rifle in this movie?
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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Good start, moderate in the middle, fail at the end, 21 November 2013
Author: tolgaozgun from Turkey

Movie started very good by giving sense you are really part of the special forces team. All the humor in order to get over the fear of the operation. End the start of the operation was pretty good it was a simple plan but with a good execution except the sniper part since I haven't a sniper without a buddy to watch operation area.

After the operation int evacuation part it was really a messed-up story. Two choppers full of soldiers are afraid of some tali**ban punk with a rocket launcher (not Stinger) by the way rocket-man had wasted its only ammunitions... I think one mini gun should sweep them off even if it did not kill them all I am pretty sure that all tali**ban cockroaches gonna sh**it their pants ...

After this point everything got pretty illogical in every way possible both technical and emotional.

To sum up :

Still watchable. Acting and the scenes are quite good. But script play and reality is below average. if screenplay was good it would 7-8 over 10

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