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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.