France mobilizes to gain the release of two kidnapped journalists in Iraq, but only the victims know the crime has been faked.

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Simon Michaël (adaptation), Simon Michaël (dialogue) | 6 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Gérard Lanvin ... Frank Bonneville
Anne Marivin ... Claire Monier
Clément Koch Clément Koch ... Le réceptionniste
Eric Uzan Eric Uzan ... Serguei Ivanov
Fabrice Bagni Fabrice Bagni ... Le commissaire Ferrier
Gérard Jugnot ... Albert Poussin
Emilie Zapalski Emilie Zapalski ... Admiratrice de R2I
François Alquier François Alquier ... Admirateur de R2I
Laurent Bourdon Laurent Bourdon ... Admirateur de R2I
Serge Hazanavicius Serge Hazanavicius ... Jacques Maillard
Valérie Kaprisky ... Françoise Poussin
Denis Leroy Denis Leroy ... Le vigile
Rebecca Munz Rebecca Munz ... Auditrice de R2I
Janis Munz Janis Munz ... Auditrice de R2I
Yann Pradal Yann Pradal ... Le barman de la fête
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France mobilizes to gain the release of two kidnapped journalists in Iraq, but only the victims know the crime has been faked.

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Second time, Gérard Jugnot plays a radio sound technician after Tandem. See more »

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Remade as Special Correspondents (2016) See more »

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Un euro pour nos otages
(Jean-Yves d'Angelo - Frédéric Auburtin)
Performed by Laurent Gerra and La chorale du Conservatoire du 6ème arrondissement de Paris
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Iraq, Parisian style
9 April 2009 | by corrosion-2See all my reviews

Special Correspondents follows in the successful tradition of French farces, many of which have been adapted by Hollywood. This time we have a radio reporter who, together with a bumbling technician, are given a mission to go to Iraq to cover the ongoing conflict. However they manage to lose the air tickets & the expenses money and, faced with the prospect of ridicule & shame, they decide to hide in Paris & send reports from an "Iraq" created in a friend's house. This leads to many hilarious complications and situations. Special Correspondents uses a clever idea quite successfully, milking a generous quantity of laugh out loud moments from it. Performances are fine and surely it won't be long before a US remake appears.


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Europa Corp. [France]

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France

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French

Release Date:

21 January 2009 (France) See more »

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$4,484,754
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