A heartfelt drama inspired by a true story. An unlikely duo in Paris join forces to tackle systemic neglect towards those marginalized by society.



Chosen as the closing night film at the Cannes Festival, The Specials (Hors Normes) is a heartfelt drama inspired by a true story. Vincent Cassel (Black Swan, Eastern Promises) plays Bruno, a Jewish man who runs a shelter for autistic teens turned away from other institutions. His friend Malik (Reda Kateb, A Prophet) is a Muslim who runs a non-profit that trains disadvantaged teenagers to be caregivers. Frustrated by lack of funding, the two men join forces to confront systemic neglect and fight for those marginalized by society. Directed by the popular duo behind the French smash hit, The Intouchables.

Nominated for 9 César awards.


Viewing Available: June 13 – 14

Live Zoom Q&A on Monday, June 14th at 1pm – with real-life film subjects Stephane Benhamou and Daoud Tatou. An ASL interpreter will be present. 

Presented by:

A Kultura Collective Member

Start Date: June 13, 2021

Closing Date: June 14, 2021

Viewing Available: June 13 – 14
Live Zoom Q&A: June 14 at 1pm


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