Special Forces

Special Forces

Survival. Honor. Sacrifice.

Special Forces (2011)


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.

Director: Stéphane Rybojad

Release Date: 2011-11-02
Status: Released
Run time: 109 min / 1:49
Budget: $10,000,000
Revenue: $3,424,648
Production Companies : Sofica Manon, Easy Company, StudioCanal, TPS Star, A Plus Image 2, Canal+
Production Country: France



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

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