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The Specials (2019)

Hors normes (original title)
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The story of two men, educators of children and adolescents with autism.

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Olivier Nakache (screenplay), Éric Toledano (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Vincent Cassel ... Bruno Haroche
Reda Kateb ... Malik
Hélène Vincent ... Hélène, la mère de Joseph
Bryan Mialoundama Bryan Mialoundama ... Dylan
Alban Ivanov Alban Ivanov ... Menahem
Benjamin Lesieur Benjamin Lesieur ... Joseph
Marco Locatelli Marco Locatelli ... Valentin
Catherine Mouchet ... Docteur Ronssin
Frédéric Pierrot ... Inspecteur IGAS
Suliane Brahim ... Inspectrice IGAS
Lyna Khoudri ... Ludivine, l'orthophoniste
Aloïse Sauvage ... Shirelle
Djibril Yoni Djibril Yoni ... Fabrice
Ahmed Abdel Laoui Ahmed Abdel Laoui ... Mounir (as Ahmed Abdel-Laoui)
Darren Muselet Darren Muselet ... Cédric
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The story of two men, educators of children and adolescents with autism.

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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

23 October 2019 (France) See more »

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The Specials See more »

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$19,719,759
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2.35 : 1
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A deeply moving film
24 October 2019 | by richard-1787See all my reviews

This is a deeply moving film, dealing with a difficult subject - autism - in a no-holds-bared fashion. The acting is first rate. The story is admirably structured. I was surprised when it ended, which means it moved right along. The audience I saw it with was left speechless at the end, and for good reason.

This is NOT a feel-good movie in the American sense. But it is a deeply humane movie, with real people and not flat stereotypes. It should earn a lot of very deserved awards.


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