An elite team of French commandos is sent to Afghanistan to rescue a kidnapped journalist in this action thriller starring Diane Kruger. After French reporter Elsa (Kruger) is taken hostage by insurgents working for Taliban leader Zaief (Raz Degan), a rescue team of commandos led by Kovax (Djimon Hounsou) is parachuted into enemy territory. All goes surprisingly well, with the team members managing to locate and free Elsa without many mishaps. But when their radio is subsequently destroyed in a firefight, they quickly find themselves in a desperate fight for survival, as they try to outrun their pursuers through the mountains of the Hindu Kush.
United Kingdom released, PAL/Region 2 DVD: LANGUAGES: French ( Dolby Digital 5.1 ), English ( Subtitles ), WIDESCREEN (2.35:1), SPECIAL FEATURES: Deleted Scenes, Interactive Menu, Making Of, Scene Access, SYNOPSIS: In Afghanistan war correspondent Elsa Casanova (Diane Kruger Inglorious Basterds) is taken hostage by the Taliban. Faced with her imminent execution, a Special Forces unit led by SGT Kovax (Djimon Hounsou Blood Diamond) is dispatched to free her. When they storm the compound where Elsa is being held captive and rescue her, the Special Forces team must get her to safety. However when their initial extraction is compromised the soldiers and Elsa are forced to flee from the relentless pursuit of hostile Taliban soldiers. With no choice but to take a path through the mountains they must battle the elements as well as their deadly pursuers to get Elsa and the team to safety. ...Special Forces (2011) ( Forces spéciales )