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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 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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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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An endearing and moving movie
1 August 2019 | by FrenchEddieFelsonSee all my reviews

I had the privilege to watch this film at a French preview on June 25, during the inaugural evening of the brand new "UGC Ciné cité Parly", right next to Versailles, in the suburbs of Paris. Many official speeches (CEO of UGC, local mayor, ...) with that of Éric Toledano at the end.

The film is tip top with two main qualities: 1) the actors play excellently, in particular Reda Kateb and Vincent Cassel, but not only, the whole cast being awesome. 2) The film deals with beneficence and philanthropy. This is clearly out of the ordinary, people being traditionally turned to themselves.

So, you may approach this cinematographic UFO as a feel good movie (thanks to the generosity of the characters) in a sad context (autism). As a synthesis: 7/8 of 10.


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France | Belgium

Language:

French

Release Date:

23 October 2019 (France) See more »

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$19,343,448
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