Special Forces

Special Forces (2011)

Survival. Honor. Sacrifice.

  • Genre: Action, Drama, War
  • Release Date: 2011-11-02
  • User Rating: 6.7/10 from 399 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 49min
  • Language: Français
  • Production Company: Sofica Manon
  • Production Country: France
  • Director: Stéphane Rybojad
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Afghanistan. War correspondent Elsa Casanova is taken hostage by the Taliban. Faced with her imminent execution, a Special Forces unit is dispatched to free her. In some of the world’s most breathtaking yet hostile landscapes, a relentless pursuit begins between her kidnappers who have no intention of letting their prey escape them and a group of soldiers who risk their lives in pursuit of their single aim – to bring her home alive. This strong, independent woman and these men of duty are thrown together and forced to confront situations of great danger that inextricably bind them – emotionally, violently and intimately.

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  • Diane Kruger

    as Elsa Casanova
  • Djimon Hounsou

    as Commander Kovax
  • Benoît Magimel

    as Captain 'Tic-Tac '
  • Denis Ménochet

    as Captain Lucas
  • Raphaël Personnaz

    as Elias, sniper
  • Alain Figlarz

    as Victor
  • Alain Alivon

    as Marius
  • Mehdi Nebbou

    as Amin, Elsa's guide
  • Raz Degan

    as Ahmed Zaief, leader of the hostage takers
  • Tchéky Karyo

    as Admiral Guezennec
  • Morjana Alaoui

    as Maïna
  • Didier Flamand

    as Jacques Beauregard
  • Jacques Gallo

    as The 'Pacha'
  • Bernard Allouf

    as President of the Republic
  • Marine Faure

    as Prime Minister
  • Eric Soubelet

    as Patron De La Duse
  • Jean-Paul Dubois

    as Defense Minister
  • Antoine Blanquefort

    as Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • Laurent Claret

    as Chief of Staff of the President
  • Jeanne Bournaud

    as Alex
  • Isabelle Vitari

    as Lisa, Captain Lucas' friend
  • Anne Caillon

    as Jeanne, wife of Kovax
  • Nurullo Abdullayev

    as Mullah Zukhan
  • Denis Braccini

    as Serbian war criminal
  • Gregory Fromentin

    as Salemani
  • Elsa Levy

    as Claire, journalist colleague of Elsa
  • Matthias Van Khache

    as Richard
  • Séverin Bavarel

    as Journalist
  • Stéphanie Brongniart

    as Journalist
  • Olivier Pierre Richard

    as Journalist
  • Alexandre Brik

    as Journalist
  • Eric Kailey

    as Barbecue Guy
  • Fabrice Laroche-Joubert

    as Barbecue Guy
  • Julie Baronnie

    as Guest (uncredited)
Production Juliette Ménager Casting
Writing Michael Cooper Adaptation
Directing Stéphane Rybojad Director
Editing Stéphane Rybojad Editor
Writing Stéphane Rybojad Adaptation
Writing Stéphane Rybojad Writer
Crew Stéphane Orsolani Stunts
Production Thierry Marro Producer
Production Benoit Ponsaillé Producer
Sound Xavier Berthelot Original Music Composer
Camera David Jankowski Director of Photography
Editing Erwan Pecher Editor
Art Christophe Jutz Production Design
Art Christophe Jutz Head Decorator
Costume & Make-Up Céline El Mazouzi Costume Design
Costume & Make-Up Flore Masson Makeup Department Head
Crew Frédéric Alhinho Stunts
Sound Arnaud Lavaleix Sound
Writing Emmanuelle Collomp Script Consultant