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The Specials (Hors normes)

Country: France
Language: French with subtitles
Directors: Olivier Nakache/Éric Toledano
Runtime: 114 minutes
Rating: 14A
Date: March 14, 2020 at 5:00pm & 7:30pm
Location: Salmar Classic Theatre

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From the makers of The Intouchables comes an inspiring story of two friends who have dedicated their lives to caring for young people with profound autism. The real subjects who are the basis for the film actually care for one of filmmaker Eric Toledano’s relatives, a familiarity which lends The Specials its warmth. The film features Bruno and Malik. Bruno’s organization houses 40 teens and young adults whose symptoms are so extreme, other not-for-profits reject them. Malik’s group trains young people from low-income neighbourhoods on how to become caretakers for the residents in Bruno’s home. The heart of the film is the partnership the two have crafted in their devotion to serving others.

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