The Intouchables (Intouchables)

 

Year: 2011
Country: FRANCE
Run Time: 112 minutes

Based on a true story, THE INTOUCHABLES tells the comical, endearing tale of an unlikely friendship between a quadriplegic and an ex-con. Philippe is a disabled aristocrat, spending his days confined to his wheelchair, cooped up in his mansion after a paragliding accident left him paralyzed from the neck down. Driss is a candid young man from the projects, recently released from jail after a robbery conviction and with no place to call home. When Driss shows up at Philippe's mansion to interview for the role of Philippe's live-in caretaker, the two seemingly opposite men meet for the first time, igniting a bond that will ultimately change both of their lives. As the two men begin to view the world through one another's eyes, they discover they have more in common than they thought, and that each man can teach the other how to live life to its full potential. A feel-good dramatic comedy, THE INTOUCHABLES has developed into a cultural phenomenon in France, having recently become the second most successful film in French box office history—only nine weeks after its release. (In French with subtitles) – M.M.

CIFF Screenings

Sunday, April 01, 2012 at 7:00 PM
This screening is on Stand By.

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Directors
Éric Toledano, Olivier Nakache

Producer
Nicolas Duval-Adassovsky, Laurent Zeitoun, Yann Zenou

Screenplay
Olivier Nakache, Éric Toledano

Cinematography
Mathieu Vadepied

Editing
Dorian Rigal-Ansous

Principal Cast
François Cluzet, Omar Sy

Director Bio
French screenwriter, director, and actor duo Olivier Nakache and Éric Toledano have collaborated on a number of short films and features together since the 1990s. They made their mark in the festival world when their second short film "Les petits souliers" (1999) received the Paris Film Festival's Audience Award.

Select Filmography
"Just Friends" (2005), "Those Happy Days" (2006), "So Close" (2009), THE INTOUCHABLES (2011)

Print Source

The Weinstein Company

http://www.weinsteinco.com

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