Drama / Comedy / Foreign Language
Director: Olivier Nakache, Eric Toledano
Running time: 112 mins Released: 21st September 2012
About Untouchable (Intouchables)
A French feel-good comedy drama decorated with many Cesar nominations (France's version of the Oscars). Likeable star François Cluzet plays Phillipe, a middle-aged aristocrat who became a quadriplegic after a paragliding accident. Driss (Omar Sy) is his polar opposite, a poor young man from the ghetto who is on parole for a robbery. He applies for a position as Phillipe's carer only to keep the unemployment officers happy, and is surprised when his cheeky attitude amuses Phillipe and gets him the job. At first the mismatched pair enjoy trading quips and needling each other on their differences, but eventually they become true friends as Driss teaches Phillipe to be less restrained and Phillipe offers Driss a new, safer environment away from poverty.