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The Specials (2019)

Hors normes (original title)
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The story of two men, educators of children and adolescents with autism.

Writers:

Olivier Nakache (screenplay), Éric Toledano (screenplay)
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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
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Storyline

For twenty years, Bruno and Malik have lived in a different world-the world of autistic children and teens. In charge of two separate nonprofit organizations (The Hatch and The Shelter), they train young people from underprivileged areas to be caregivers for extreme cases that have been refused by all other institutions. Written by Canon y mus

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Comedy | Drama

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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 »

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I wish everyone gets to see this special movie
12 December 2019 | by vinsond21See all my reviews

It is a shame that a meaningful film like this one is not promoted to get more people to watch it, because it contains many hard truths that need to be told, but at least the filmmakers don't ram the message down the viewer's throat the way some movies do. Vincent Cassel, always a dependable actor, is at his career-best here. He is ably supported by a competent cast led by Reda Kateb. I really wish everyone gets to see this special movie, but it is especially recommended for those who are caregivers.


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Country:

France | Belgium

Language:

French

Release Date:

23 October 2019 (France) See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$19,361,720
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2.35 : 1
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