Special Forces Movie
Original Title : Forces spéciales
Runtime : 109 min
Genre : Action | Adventure | Drama
Release Date : 2 November 2011 (France)
Language: French | English
Director: Stéphane Rybojad
Writers: Michael Cooper, Stéphane Rybojad
Stars: Diane Kruger, Djimon Hounsou and Benoît Magimel
A French journalist in Afghanistan is kidnapped by the Taliban.
Starts as the expected showy advertising for French armed forces (I love the genre but I understand it may not be everybody’s cup of tea), then masquerades as some attempt at a lame military action storyline… And then before you know it you find yourself emotionally pulled into a story that provides its share of insights into the contemporary meaning of being a professional soldier. Obviously heavy support from the French armed forces to the production enables the attention to detail that provides credible full immersion into the environment through many vignettes. Stunning landscapes make that even better. Sure, a couple of tactical choices and implausible coincidences pivotal to the story look like concessions to the necessities of a Hollywood movie scenario… But I’ll gladly forgive that – and the use of music too : the temptations of becoming a documentary or a caricature have been resisted after all, and what’s left is an engaging survival story that will catch an audience far wider than the military niche.
Special Forces Movie Trailer