Special Forces 2011

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(61) IMDb 6.3/10
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War correspondent Elsa is taken hostage by the Taliban in Afghanistan and faces execution. When government officials find out they send an elite force but their radio equipment is destroyed and they're stranded. Pursued by the Taliban their only hope of escape is a deadly trek across hostile mountains.

Starring:
Diane Kruger, Benoit Magimel
Runtime:
1 hour 44 minutes

Available in HD on supported devices

Special Forces

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Product Details

Genres Thriller, Action & Adventure, International
Director Stephane Rybojad
Starring Diane Kruger, Benoit Magimel
Supporting actors Denis Menochet, Djimon Hounsou
Studio StudioCanal
BBFC rating Suitable for 15 years and over
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Trev-R TOP 100 REVIEWER on 29 April 2012
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In French with English subtitles and some English dialogue, this film was made with the co-operation of the French Special Forces and is a straight shoot without any CGI. It is very entertaining and the story is fairly believable. The action flows from scene to scene and is realistic. If you enjoy good old fashioned shoot em up action films you are going to love this. The actors underwent training with the French Commandos and French Commandos were used as extras in the opening part of the film.

There are some good extras including a very detailed documentary about the making of the film, this includes preparation, training, scene location and the actual shoot.

A great film for a Sunday afternoon or with your mates and a few beers.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Child Of The Sixties on 19 May 2014
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Female journalist kidnapped in Pakistani tribal territory after interviewing very brave Afghani woman.
Rescued by French Special Forces and pursued by obsessed misogynistic Taliban leader Zaif and his brain washed cohorts.
There is plenty of shooting and rooting for the F.S.F & the journalist Elsa and her friend & colleague Amen. It is filmed on location in the amazing scenery of the Hindu Kush. Diane Kruger does not appear resplendent in make up ( though she does have clean hair throughout ) and is believable as a journalist in a dangerous situation. It was for me a very watchable war movie but which also showed the the darkness of the Taliban and the terrible way they treat women. The subtitles were not a problem for me at all.
I watched this on love film instant.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Ana Montez on 5 Jan 2014
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A good film showing the performance of a group of French special forces in a wild landcape like Pakistan-Afeganistan border. The team is French on every bit of their behaviour , the performances are good , the landscape amazing .
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Batsy on 18 April 2012
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A great story, magnificent locations and excellent action, this is one of the best war films of 2011, just because it is in French with English subtitles don't be put off. This is certainly on par with Acts Of Valour but actors play the parts and not real navy seals as in Acts Of Valour.The film was shot on location and adds to the authenticity of an excellent stand out film, don't miss out ,based on true events and up to date this is a must see film.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By DCM on 25 Mar 2014
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Discovered this film by accident.

Very well made film that matches or exceed most films of a similar type that come out of Hollywood.

Give it a go!
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13 of 16 people found the following review helpful By P. D. Morrison on 20 Mar 2012
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I enjoyed this film despite some mixed reviews. If you like 'Tears Of The Sun' or the 'Bravo Two Zero' story then you will enjoy this. The film looks and sounds amazing on Bluray. A great bit of entertainment that holds up to repeat viewings. Enjoy it for what it is - pure escapist entertainment.
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Starts off pretty good with a believable plot which is a bit different. Quickly turns into complete fantasy, being chased over Pakistan by an endless supply of baddies, having an unlimited supply of bullets, stopping off for a quick shopping trip in a local village to name a few. In themselves there no big deal but I think the key to a good war film is making it believable and this is a million miles away from that.
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By David C on 30 July 2014
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not the polish of a Holywood inspired production, but gritty and real enough highlighting the courage and conviction of Special Forces members if you like this you will love Lone Survivor. Not normally one for subtitle movies but the occassional english dialogue breaks it up enough and the action is intense at times
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