• Tue. Mar 28th, 2023

“The Intouchables” is a 2011 French buddy comedy-drama film directed by and . The film is based on the true story of the friendship between Philippe (), a wealthy quadriplegic, and his caregiver Driss (), a charismatic and unconventional ex-convict.

“The Intouchables” received widespread critical acclaim upon its release, with many praising its heartwarming storyline, outstanding performances, and deft balance of comedy and drama. The chemistry between Cluzet and Sy is particularly noteworthy, with their friendship providing the emotional core of the film.

The film is a touching exploration of the power of friendship, with Philippe and Driss's relationship transcending the social and economic divides that separate them. The film's comedic moments provide welcome relief from its more dramatic moments, and the film as a whole is a heartwarming and uplifting experience.

“The Intouchables” was a critical and commercial success, winning numerous awards including four César Awards (including Best Actor for ), a Grand Prix at the Tokyo International Film Festival, and a People's Choice Award at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Overall, “The Intouchables” is a heartwarming and uplifting film that celebrates the power of friendship and the strength of the human spirit. Its outstanding performances, deft balance of comedy and drama, and touching storyline make it a true cinematic gem.

Directed by ,
Produced by Nicolas Duval Adassovsky
Yann Zenou
Laurent Zeitoun
Written by
Starring ,
Music by Ludovico Einaudi
Cinematography Mathieu Vadepied
Edited by Reynald Bertrand
TF1 Films Production
Quad Productions
Ten Films
Distributed by Gaumont
Release date 23 September 2011 (San Sebastian) 2 November 2011 (France)
Running time 112 minutes
Country France
Language French
Budget €9.5 million
($10.8 million)
Box office €360 million
($426.6 million)

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