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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 »
Genre:
Tagline:
Survival. Honor. Sacrifice.
Plot:
A French journalist in Afghanistan is kidnapped by the Taliban. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
1 nomination See more »
NewsDesk:
DVD Review: 'Special Forces'
 (From CineVue. 13 March 2012, 5:00 AM, PDT)

User Reviews:
Gets boring after a while See more (66 total) »

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)
Greg Fromentin ... Salemani
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 
 
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
Damien Bera .... adr/foley mixer
Damien Bera .... sound re-recording mixer
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 .... sound re-recording mixer
François Lambert .... sound mix technician
Arnaud Lavaleix .... sound
Benjamin Lécuyer .... 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
Isabelle Roussel .... digital compositor
 
Stunts
Frédéric Alhinho .... stunts
Stéphane Orsolani .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Tiphaine Birotheau .... first assistant camera
Edwin Broyer .... key grip
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 (as Thibault Marsan)
Jeremy Mauroy .... second assistant camera
Jérôme Pezzini .... electrician
Pierre Rigaudy .... grip
Michel Rodas .... steady cam operator
Pauline Sanderre .... video assist operator
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
 
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
Reza Boirahmady .... location manager
Cédric Borie .... location manager
Zarina Bornova .... caterer: Tajikistan
Zaydulloeva Diloro .... caterer: Tajikistan
Abdallah Dini .... security: Djibouti
Damien Gayrard .... location manager
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
Louis Meunier .... location manager: Tadjikistan
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:
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 »
Goofs:
Errors in geography: While the opening scene is set in Kosovo, the cars have French license plates.See more »
Quotes:
Tic-Tac:One hour of glory beats an eternity of anonymity.See more »
Soundtrack:
E=MC2See more »

FAQ

Why The French Special Forces don't Use Famas Assault Rifle in this movie?
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40 out of 62 people found the following review useful.
Gets boring after a while, 8 March 2012
Author: kochampivo from Norway

I am not going to watch this movie again. Why? Because there was few moments in the movie where it felt real. Although some of the actors like the female reporter did a good job of acting, the surroundings didn't seem to be following. The action part looked like any other with the bad guys falling like flies and the good guys standing exposed to the bullets and nothing hitting them. The bad guys resembled zombies and just walked towards the bullets to die as soon as they could. Whenever any of the good guys were hit, everybody cried and screamed like it was the end of the world and they had a lot of time mourning right in the middle of sustained shootings. But the bad guys didn't care dying and as mentioned fell like flies to the ground. The chase scene also didn't look real. While the heroes had to pass high altitude in extremely cold and snow storm, the bad guys suddenly appeared and surprised them. Unlike the heroes, they had little clothing and no sign of wear and exhaustion. This movie could be a lot better if the action scene were a bit more realistic and the bad guys had more character and looked smarter. Other stuff that I didn't like was the fact that these guys where not found although the military had hundreds of ways of finding them. They didn't search for them and these guys had nothing electronic to send a signal back to base although they had everything else imaginable like infinite number of bullets to shoot during their journey. Sometimes in the movie you could see that they had used ideas from other movies to make it more dramatic. You can of course watch this movie but don't be afraid to get disappointed.

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