Special Forces | reviewed by: William O'Donnell | April 11, 2013
entertainment value
Seen much of this sort before. Still a slickly crafted action film. Plenty of soldier heroics and military weapons for fans to drool over.
genre Action | War
synopsis Afghanistan. War correspondent Elsa Casanova is taken hostage by the Taliban. Faced with her imminent execution, a Special Forces unit is dispatched to free her. In some of the world’s most breathtaking yet hostile landscapes, a relentless pursuit begins between her kidnappers who have no intention of letting their prey escape them and a group of soldiers who risk their lives in pursuit of their single aim – to bring her home alive. This strong, independent woman and these men of duty are thrown together and forced to confront situations of great danger that inextricably bind them – emotionally, violently and intimately.
lead actors Diane Kruger | Djimon Hounsou | Benoît Magimel | Denis Ménochet | Raphaël Personnaz | Alain Alivon | Tchéky Karyo | Morjana Alaoui
director Stéphane Rybojad