Film Review: The Intouchables

| 25 October , 2012 | Reply

Directed by: Olivier Nakache, Eric Toledano
Starring: François Cluzet, Omar Sy, Anne Le Ny
Sassi’s Star Rating: 4/5

A warm tale based on the true relationship between a paraplegic and his caregiver. This French film, directed and written by Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano, has swept the globe, leaving pleased critics in its wake.

Phillipe (François Cluzet) is a rich, intelligent man bound to a wheelchair. Driss (Omar Sy) is from a poor neighborhood and his troubled past includes time in prison. The two couldn’t be more different, but it is this difference that convinces Phillipe to hire Driss. Phillipe is tired of being pitied, and finds Driss’s direct manner refreshing.

The unlikely pair form a close bond, taking each other out of their comfort zones, from attending the opera to para-sailing, and become even closer because of it. The relationship between the two actors is so natural, and you will fall in love with Omar Sy’s infectious smile, not to mention his dance moves.

For a tender tale based on a true story see, The Intouchables, in cinemas now!


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