#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – In Afghanistan, French journalist Elsa and her colleague Amen are covering the story of Maina, a woman sold to a man when she was a child. Taliban leader Ahmed Zaief abducts Elsa and Amen and tries to force them to read a message to Western governments. The French president sends six Special Force to rescue Elsa who’s hidden in a fortress in Pakistan. The team composed of Commander Kovax, Tic-Tac, Lucas, the sniper Elias, Victor and Marius release Elsa and Amen from their imprisonment but lose their radios. Now the group needs to cross the inhospitable land to save their lives with the Taliban chasing them.
Plot: 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.
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A solid portrayal of modern warfare
While a tad overlong and light on character development, SPECIAL FORCES nevertheless delivers a fairly solid entry in the modern warfare genre. The plot is rather simple: a French special forces unit (the movie is French/French-produced) is sent in to rescue a journalist from Afghanistan who has been captured by a Taliban warlord. Right off the bat, you are introduced to the principal characters, but not much is given in the way of character development or making the audience care, aside from some small character moments interspersed throughout the latter half of the film. The performances are adequate, with the best being given by Diane Kruger (as the journalist) and Djimon Hounsou (one of the special forces guys). The actor who portrays the Taliban warlord also does a good job, probably adding some depth to his character by having him be Western-educated and somewhat caught between Western culture and his own culture and beliefs, but not much attention is paid to his character either. It also doesn’t help that his demise later in the film is done so haphazardly and unceremoniously. As far as the combat sequences go, they were fine and done in current “en vogue” style of somewhat shaky “cinema verite” realism to give a sense of the chaos of battle. The violence was effective and not gratuitous in any way. However, towards the end the movie drags a little bit as we’re shown day after day passing of the core group trying to get away from their pursuers and safely back into Afghanistan (they’ve been wandering around in the Pakistani desert for most of the movie). Overall, the movie is effective in the combat sequences and showing how the special forces team bond with the people they try to rescue. Over the course of the film, you do grow to care a little bit more about the characters but not because you feel like you really know them, just because you empathize with the sticky situation they’re in. The movie aspires to be SAVING PRIVATE RYAN (made by the French, and set during the Afghan war), but it falls short of the mark. Still, it makes for a somewhat entertaining, slightly taxing, viewing experience.
Terrible name…but a great believable war movie
PLEASE, PLEASE PLEASE, do not let the name of this movie put you off. I say this because it put me of for nearly a year…I kept seeing it scroll past on my Amazon prime…eventually I noticed Djimon Hounson was in it and he is someone I think is such an under-rated actor (nominated for two Oscars for your information). If you’ve never see Blood Diamond, watch it, his performance is incredible and should have won him the Oscar in my opinion. Anyway the name of the film and the DVD image give the impression of a Chuck Norris ‘Delta Force’ clone. Well, it couldn’t be further from the truth. This is a ‘believable’ war movie. A believable story with believable characters in believable action scenes. Some don’t get as much characterisation as others but that can’t be helped due the type of story it is. A squad of Commandos being hunted by the Taliban. You become invested in their lives when things start to go wrong; with a couple scenes so well filmed and edited (sound as well) that I found myself tearing up. Please give it a try if you like your war movies believable…
Original Language fr
Runtime 1 hr 49 min (109 min)
Genre Action, Drama, War
Director Stéphane Rybojad
Writer Stéphane Rybojad (adaptation), Michael Cooper (adaptation), Emmanuelle Collomp (collaboration), Stéphane Rybojad
Actors Diane Kruger, Djimon Hounsou, Benoît Magimel, Denis Ménochet
Awards 1 nomination.
Production Company TPS Star, StudioCanal, Banque Postale Image 4, Easy Company, A Plus Image 2, Canal+
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Arriflex Cameras
Laboratory Arane-Gulliver, Paris, France
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Super 35 (3-perf) (source format)
Printed Film Format DCP