Hors Normes / The Specials

Directors: Olivier Nakache, A ric Toledano | France / Belgium | 2019 | Comedy / Drama | French / English & Cantonese Subtitles | 114 min

Venue: Golden Scene Cinema
Screening: Sunday, 20 November, 7:20pm & 7:30pm

For 20 years, Bruno and Malik have run two separate non-profit organizations that train young people from underprivileged neighborhoods to be caregivers for children and adolescents with extreme autism. Now, without official certification for Brunoas organization, their future is suddenly unclear. Laced with grace and humor the film uses a lively shooting style that is always moving. The film underscores a host of current social issues in the French social welfare system, while exploring the working friendship between an orthodox Jew and a Muslim. From the directors of aThe Intouchables”, difficult issues are addressed in this endearing and uplifting film.

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2 wins 9 nominations

  • 2019 – San SebastiA!n International Film Festival
    • Winner City of Donostia Audience Award: Olivier Nakache, Eric Toledano
  • 2020 – Sitges – Catalonian International Film Festival
    • Winner IDCN Semiramis for Best Casting: Marie-France Michel, Elodie Demey, Justine Leocadie Quad (Casting directors)
  • 2020 – CA(C)sar Awards, France – 6 Nominations: Best Editing, Best Original Screenplay, Best Director, Best Actors, Best Film
  • 2020 – Globes de Cristal Awards, France – Nominee Best Film: Eric Toledano, Olivier Nakache (directors)
  • 2019 – Hamburg Film Festival – Nominee – Best Feature