Diane Kruger Needs Saving in the French War Film Special Forces


Djimon Hounsou and Diane Kruger in Special Forces (2011) Movie Image

It’s not everyday you get a war film out of France. Heck, I can’t even remember the last war film I saw out of that country. I guess being “French” means they don’t tend to glorify war all that much. Not saying that’s what’s Stéphane Rybojad’s film “Special Forces” does, but let’s face it, when your premise hinges on the rescuing of a pretty French journalist played by “Troy’s” Diane Kruger from the clutches of the fanatical Taliban, you can’t help but be a little rah-rah when it comes to the boys in fatigues. The fact that “Special Forces” looks pretty damn good and stars Djimon Hounsou doesn’t hurt, either. I’m a sucker for last-stand war movies.

The film opened earlier this month in France, so this teaser trailer and full trailer is a bit old by now. The teaser is conveniently dialogue free, so no need to wrestle with the film’s French dialogue. The trailer is long and features Frenchness, but everything is pretty self-explanatory, I think.

Starring Kruger, Hounsou, Benoît Magimel, Denis Ménochet, Raphaël Personnaz, Alain Figlarz, Marius, Tcheky Karyo, Mehdi Nebbou, Raz Degan, and Didier Flamand.

Special Forces (2011) Movie Poster

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  • Hmmm

    Dude, come on. You watch more movies than this. The jokes about the French are fine, but don’t pretend they stopped making war flicks with Grand Illusion or Army of Shadows. Very Long Engagement? Indigenes? Joyeux Noel? Army of Crime?

  • Thecrow77

    This actually looks promising.