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Forces spéciales (2011)

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A French journalist in Afghanistan is kidnapped by the Taliban.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Elsa
... Kovax
... Tic-Tac
... Lucas
... Elias
Alain Figlarz ... Victor
Alain Alivon ... Marius
... Amen
... Ahmed Zaief
... Amiral Guezennec
... Maina
Didier Flamand ... Jacques Beauregard
Jacques Gallo ... Le Pacha
Bernard Allouf ... Le President de La Republique
Marine Faure ... La Premier Ministre
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Storyline

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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2 November 2011 (France)  »

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Special Forces  »

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Budget:

€10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,759, 14 October 2012, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$10,759, 14 October 2012
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Marius's character is played by a real Commando Marine of the french navy. He was commando than drill instructor for commando during 22 years. He do not play, his role in this movie is what he did for a long time as R Lee Ermey in Full Metal Jacket. See more »

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While the opening scene is set in Kosovo, the cars have French license plates. See more »

Quotes

Victor: Leave me. Leave me here.
Kovax: Sure, when you stop breathing.
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Pick Your God or Devil
Written by Ndidi O, Robin Foster
Performed by Ndidi O, Robin Foster
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Good start, moderate in the middle, fail at the end
21 November 2013 | by See all my reviews

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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