7.6/10
1,609
9 user 25 critic

The Specials (2019)

Hors normes (original title)
Trailer
1:47 | Trailer
The story of two men, educators of children and adolescents with autism.

Writers:

Olivier Nakache (screenplay), Éric Toledano (screenplay)
Reviews
Popularity
3,007 ( 140)
1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A couple in crisis. He, disillusioned, sees his life upset the day an entrepreneur offers him to plunge back into the time of his choice.

Director: Nicolas Bedos
Stars: Daniel Auteuil, Guillaume Canet, Doria Tillier
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A cop from the provinces moves to Paris to join the Anti-Crime Brigade of Montfermeil, discovering an underworld where the tensions between the different groups mark the rhythm.

Director: Ladj Ly
Stars: Damien Bonnard, Alexis Manenti, Djibril Zonga
Drama | History | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

In 1894, French Captain Alfred Dreyfus is wrongfully convicted of treason and sentenced to life imprisonment at Devil's island.

Director: Roman Polanski
Stars: Jean Dujardin, Louis Garrel, Emmanuelle Seigner
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Hoping that self-employment through gig economy can solve their financial woes, a hard-up UK delivery driver and his wife struggling to raise a family end up trapped in the vicious circle of this modern-day form of labour exploitation.

Director: Ken Loach
Stars: Kris Hitchen, Debbie Honeywood, Rhys Stone
Play I (2019)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

In 1993, Max was 13 when he was offered his first camera. For 25 years he will not stop filming. The bunch of friends, the loves, the successes, the failures. From the 90s to the 2010s, it ... See full summary »

Director: Anthony Marciano
Stars: Max Boublil, Alice Isaaz, Malik Zidi
The Dazzled (2019)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Camille, is the eldest of a large family. One day, her parents enter a religious community which gradually, regimentation becomes sectarian and Camille will have to fight to assert her freedom and save her brothers and sisters.

Director: Sarah Suco
Stars: Camille Cottin, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Éric Caravaca
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Following a huge misunderstanding, two friends always decide to tackle everything to make up for lost time.

Directors: Alexandre de La Patellière, Matthieu Delaporte
Stars: Fabrice Luchini, Patrick Bruel, Zineb Triki
My Dog Stupid (2019)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Henri is a middle-aged writer in crisis: married and father of four children, he obtained, many years ago, an editorial success that he has never repeated again. Just at a time when he ... See full summary »

Director: Yvan Attal
Stars: Yvan Attal, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Eric Ruf
Proxima (2019)
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

An astronaut prepares for a one-year mission aboard the International Space Station.

Director: Alice Winocour
Stars: Eva Green, Zélie Boulant, Matt Dillon
Mi vida (2019)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Recently retired hairdresser Lou decides it is time to make a longtime dream come true. She sold her hair salon and is off to Spain to learn the language. Inspired by a new sense of freedom... See full summary »

Director: Norbert ter Hall
Stars: Elvira Mínguez, Anniek Pheifer, Loes Luca
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

After 20 years of marriage, Maria decides to leave. She moves to the room 212 of the hotel opposite her marital home. From there, Maria can scrutinize her apartment, her husband, her wedding. She wonders if she has made the right decision.

Director: Christophe Honoré
Stars: Chiara Mastroianni, Benjamin Biolay, Vincent Lacoste
The Traitor (2019)
Biography | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The real life of Tommaso Buscetta the so called "boss of the two worlds", first mafia informant in Sicily 1980's.

Director: Marco Bellocchio
Stars: Pierfrancesco Favino, Luigi Lo Cascio, Fausto Russo Alesi
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Vincent Cassel ... Bruno Haroche
Reda Kateb ... Malik
Hélène Vincent ... Hélène, la mère de Joseph
Bryan Mialoundama Bryan Mialoundama ... Dylan
Alban Ivanov Alban Ivanov ... Menahem
Benjamin Lesieur Benjamin Lesieur ... Joseph
Marco Locatelli Marco Locatelli ... Valentin
Catherine Mouchet ... Docteur Ronssin
Frédéric Pierrot ... Inspecteur IGAS
Suliane Brahim ... Inspectrice IGAS
Lyna Khoudri ... Ludivine, l'orthophoniste
Aloïse Sauvage ... Shirelle
Djibril Yoni Djibril Yoni ... Fabrice
Ahmed Abdel Laoui Ahmed Abdel Laoui ... Mounir (as Ahmed Abdel-Laoui)
Darren Muselet Darren Muselet ... Cédric
Edit

Storyline

The story of two men, educators of children and adolescents with autism.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

23 October 2019 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Alles außer gewöhnlich See more »

Edit

Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$18,081,684
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The story is heavily inspired by the lives of two men, Stéphane Benhamou and Daoud Tatou, each running an association devoted to helping young autistic people which the system cannot handle. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
What a great story
7 December 2019 | by pablitooooooSee all my reviews

This is probably not the best movie this year in any particular aspect. It is the fact that it's outstanding in many of them which makes it one of the memorable ones for me.

Sure, the story is made to please. There's no twist in the plot or sophistication in the narration technique. Nothing too innovative about it indeed. The message alone, however, is very powerful, despite its predictability. Add a well-measured balance of dramatic and hilarious moments, a story that moves fast along with remarkable acting, and the movie stands.

You'll get the best out of it if you watch it in French, of course. Very certainly worth one's time.


5 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 9 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed