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Special Correspondents (2009)

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France mobilizes to gain the release of two kidnapped journalists in Iraq, but only the victims know the crime has been faked.

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Simon Michaël (adaptation), Simon Michaël (dialogue) | 6 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Gérard Jugnot ... Albert Poussin
Gérard Lanvin ... Frank Bonneville
Omar Sy ... Jimmy
Valérie Kaprisky ... Françoise Poussin
Anne Marivin ... Claire Monier
Serge Hazanavicius ... Jacques Maillard
Laurent Gerra Laurent Gerra ... Francis Bunel
Éric Naggar Éric Naggar ... Jean Kowalski
Frédérique Tirmont Frédérique Tirmont ... La Ministre des Affaires étrangères
Guillaume Durand ... Régis Roche
Bertrand Lacy Bertrand Lacy ... Ravier
Farouk Benalleg Farouk Benalleg ... Kader
Niddal El Mellouhi Niddal El Mellouhi ... Le garde baffeur
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
François Alquier François Alquier ... Admirateur de R2I
Zeida Attali Zeida Attali ... La secrétaire Virginie
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France mobilizes to gain the release of two kidnapped journalists in Iraq, but only the victims know the crime has been faked.

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Comedy

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Official Sites:

Europa Corp. [France]

Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

21 January 2009 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Special Correspondents See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,484,754
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Production Co:

Les Films Manuel Munz See more »
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DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Second time, Gérard Jugnot plays a radio sound technician after Tandem. See more »

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Remade as Special Correspondents (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Un euro pour nos otages
(Jean-Yves d'Angelo - Frédéric Auburtin)
Performed by Laurent Gerra and La chorale du Conservatoire du 6ème arrondissement de Paris
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Iraq, Parisian style
9 April 2009 | by corrosion-2See all my reviews

Special Correspondents follows in the successful tradition of French farces, many of which have been adapted by Hollywood. This time we have a radio reporter who, together with a bumbling technician, are given a mission to go to Iraq to cover the ongoing conflict. However they manage to lose the air tickets & the expenses money and, faced with the prospect of ridicule & shame, they decide to hide in Paris & send reports from an "Iraq" created in a friend's house. This leads to many hilarious complications and situations. Special Correspondents uses a clever idea quite successfully, milking a generous quantity of laugh out loud moments from it. Performances are fine and surely it won't be long before a US remake appears.


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