Genre: Drama, Comedy, Patient and carer relationship
Rating: M Coarse Language & drug use
Cast: Francois Cluzet (Little White Lies), Omar Sy (Micmacs)
Director: Olivier Nakache, Eric Toledano
An irreverent, uplifting comedy about friendship, trust and human possibility, The Intouchables has broken box office records in its native France and across Europe. Based on a true story of friendship between a handicap millionaire (Francois Cluzet) and his street smart ex-con caretaker (Omar Sy), The Intouchables depicts an unlikely camaraderie rooted in honesty and humor between two individuals who, on the surface, would seem to have nothing in common.
"An exuberantly charming French buddy comedy that proves an audience will suspend disbelief and follow an unlikely story as long as it's superbly crafted." Claudia Puig USA Today
"A rich, buoyant tale about the simple act of human connection and how it makes the heart sing. A witty and unabashedly crowd-pleasing dramedy that spans languages and cultures." Brent Simon Shared Darkness
"It is possible to summarize the experience of watching "The Intouchables" in nine words: You will laugh; you will cry; you will cringe." A.O. Scott NY Times