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Watch Trailer For Hostage Thriller "Special Forces" Co-starring Djimon Hounsou

by Cynthia Reid
November 8, 2011 8:21 PM
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Here's a look at the new hostage thriller Special Forces.  The film stars Dianne Kruger (Inglorious Basterds) as a French journalist in Afghanistan who is kidnapped by the Taliban.  Faced with her imminent execution, a Special Forces unit is dispatched to free her.

The film co-stars Djimon Hounsou, Benoit Magimel and Denis Menochet.

Stephane Rybojad directed the production which was just released in France.  No word yet on when the film hits stateside.

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  • Steven | November 13, 2011 1:53 PMReply

    the movie is a huge disappointment
    I went to see it hoping that the french will probably come up with a more realistic view of the war in Afghanistan or the country itself.
    Disappointment on every count as they tried to make a bad version of Rambo....
    Terrible script, bad editing and Diane Kruger is a terribly flat

  • Cynthia | November 13, 2011 2:07 PM

    Hmm...sounds like a flick you should wait to see on dvd Steven. *shrug*

  • Just Thinking Out Loud | November 10, 2011 2:09 PMReply

    @Staff: You spelled "Inglourious" incorrectly.

    Denis Menochet gave a great performance opposite Christoph Waltz in 2009. The film looks promising, but I hope Special Forces doesn't become another of these projects promoted on this site when the actor of color only has 5 lines in the 2 hour movie.

  • Cynthia | November 10, 2011 2:19 PM

    Thanks for the correction and NO...from what I've researched this isn't that kind of movie. For the record, we try to highlight films where actors have, at least, a "significant" role but, just like everyone else, we have to make an educated guess on some projects so we may not always get it right. :-)

  • Geneva Girl | November 9, 2011 1:23 PMReply

    It's nice to see Djimon Hounsou perform in French. I'm just curious about the closing shot. Out of all of the Special Forces who were sent to rescue the journalist, was that all that survived? Was it worth it for her?

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