The Intouchables

November 2nd, 2011








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The Intouchables

Still of François Cluzet, Anne Le Ny and Omar Sy in The IntouchablesStill of François Cluzet and Omar Sy in The IntouchablesStill of François Cluzet in The IntouchablesThe IntouchablesStill of François Cluzet and Omar Sy in The IntouchablesStill of François Cluzet in The Intouchables

Plot
A true story of two men who should never have met - a quadriplegic aristocrat who was injured in a paragliding accident and a young man from the projects.

Release Year: 2011

Rating: 8.4/10 (9,934 voted)

Director: Olivier Nakache

Stars: François Cluzet, Omar Sy, Anne Le Ny

Storyline
A true story of two men who should never have met - a quadriplegic aristocrat who was injured in a paragliding accident and a young man from the projects.

Writers: Olivier Nakache, Eric Toledano

Cast:
François Cluzet - Philippe
Omar Sy - Driss
Anne Le Ny - Yvonne
Audrey Fleurot - Magalie
Clotilde Mollet - Marcelle
Alba Gaïa Kraghede Bellugi - Elisa (as Alba Gaïa Bellugi)
Cyril Mendy - Adama
Christian Ameri - Albert
Grégoire Oestermann - Antoine
Joséphine de Meaux - La DRH société de courses
Dominique Daguier - Amie de Philippe
François Caron - Ami de Philippe
Thomas Solivéres - Bastien, dit le Plumeau
Dorothée Brière - Eléonore (as Dorothée Brière Méritte)
Marie-Laure Descoureaux - Chantal, la femme de chambre



Details

Official Website: Official Facebook [France] | Official site [Netherlands] |

Release Date: 2 November 2011

Opening Weekend: €10,675,385 (France) (6 November 2011) (508 Screens)

Gross: €2,408,006 (Belgium) (4 December 2011)



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User Review

One of the Most Unique and Beautiful Friendships ever Committed to Film

Rating: 10/10

Do not look at this through the prism of "Foreign Films". You'd be wasting your time and miss something far too important.

Hollywood does scale like nobody else, leaving the competition gasping in its wake. France does intimacy, and brutality. Nothing is sacred. And rather than try to revive the New Wave or emulate Hollywood like most widely seen French films of late, "Intouchables" harnesses its core strengths - ease with intimacy, willingness to ridicule anything and brutal honesty - and delivers one of the funniest, most honest and touching films I have ever seen.

Sy is a failed robber, going through the motions and playing the stereotypical jobless émigré. Cluzet is a romantic and melancholy mind trapped in a useless body. The circumstances that bring them together are too funny to spoil here, but meet they do, and an awkward relationship quickly blossoms as they bring out the best in each other.

The film's simplicity is delightfully misleading: the script is a masterpiece of comedy writing, and however good the rest of the cast is, the central duo is magical. Sy's comic timing will have you in stitches, but it is his honesty and vulnerability that make you fall in love with the character. Cluzet isn't your typical sad-sack, instead, much of the finest pleasures in the film consist in watching him use his keen mind to mess with the world around him (a subplot about an abstract painting really takes the biscuit, you'll know it when you see it).

This is one of the most unique, beautiful and honest friendships ever committed to film. It will make you laugh, it will make you cry... a delightful celebration of everything in life that makes it worthwhile.




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