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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.

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Olivier Nakache (screenplay), Éric Toledano (screenplay)
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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
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The story of two men, educators of children and adolescents with autism.

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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

23 October 2019 (France) See more »

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The Specials See more »

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$18,566,499
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2.35 : 1
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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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A deeply moving film
26 January 2020 | by mbrcfSee all my reviews

Based on the true story of a man named Stephane Benhamou and his organization, The film tells the story of Bruno, a middle-aged French man who has dedicated his life to help and support people and families dealing with autism. Bruno, played flawlessly by Vincent Cassel, runs a semi-pro organization along his friend and colleague Malik (Reda Kateb) and together they do all they possibly can to build a life for children and adolescents with the most severe cases od autism.

This film is sharply written, you'll get throwed into the heart of story form the very first minutes and you'll get to know the various characters, the legal problems of the organization, the children and their parents (or lack there of) and as the story unfolds to you bit by bit, you'll soon forget that you're just watching a motion picture, you'll forget that Cassel and Kateb are two superstars imposing as these roles.

This is a very moving film. It clearly is a passion project for the directors (they actually waited a long time to make this), and the film is simply amazing. I wish this was on every screen instead of some crap they're showing these days.


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