“The Intouchables” is a 2011 French buddy comedy-drama film directed by Olivier Nakache and Éric Toledano. The film is based on the true story of the friendship between Philippe (François Cluzet), a wealthy quadriplegic, and his caregiver Driss (Omar Sy), 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 Omar Sy), 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||Olivier Nakache,
|Produced by||Nicolas Duval Adassovsky
|Written by||Olivier Nakache
|Music by||Ludovico Einaudi|
|Edited by||Reynald Bertrand|
TF1 Films Production
|Release date||23 September 2011 (San Sebastian) 2 November 2011 (France)|
|Running time||112 minutes|
|Box office||€360 million