The Intouchables (2012)

 ●  English ● 1 hr 52 mins

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Witty and wise, this soulful drama delves into the dreary and depressing life of Philippe, a quadriplegic, who has lost everything precious to him in life despite being a millionaire. Then, like a breath of fresh air, Driss, an impoverished young man of African origin arrives to bring hope, friendship and vitality back into his life. Driss, after spending several hours waiting for a job interview as Philippe's caregiver, rudely barges in to take Philippe's signature so that he may avail of his unemployment benefits. An intrigued Philippe challenges him to work for a trial period of one month to see if he can take up the responsibility of being Philippe's caregiver. When dire circumstances in Driss' personal life drive him into accepting the challenge, the relationship that builds between these two unlikely friends will shatter all limitation and positively impact both their lives irrevocably.
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Cast: Anne Le Ny, Francois Cluzet, Omar Sy

Crew: Eric Toledano (Director), Olivier Nakache (Director), Mathieu Vadepied (Director of Photography), Ludovico Einaudi (Music Director)

Rating: U/A (India)

Genres: Comedy, Drama

Release Dates: 13 Jul 2012 (India)

Tagline: Sometimes you have to reach someone else's world to find what's missing in your own.

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Did you know? Within nine weeks of its release, this became the second most successful French film ever after Welcome to the Sticks (2008). Read More
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as Yvonne
as Philippe
as Driss
as Magalie
as Albert
as Marcelle
as Adama
as Antoine
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Supporting Actor
as Femme de Chambre
as Fatou

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Film Type:
Feature
Language:
English
Colour Info:
Color
Sound Mix:
Dolby Digital
Camera:
ARRIFLEX 435
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35:1
Stereoscopy:
No
Taglines:
Sometimes you have to reach someone else's world to find what's missing in your own.
One man brought a family together...and changed their lives forever.
Movie Connection(s):
Dubbed into: The Intouchables (French)
Goofs:
Continuity
In the scene where Philippe isn't wearing an ascot to cover his tracheotomy scar, the size of that scar changes noticeably from one occasion to the next.

Continuity
At the art gallery scene, when Philippe asked Driss to give him an M&M, Driss reached out and gave him the green one. By the next shot, the candy given to Philippe's mouth is yellow.

Continuity
In Philippe's birthday party, when Driss is asking Yvonne about Magalie, Yvonne keeps finishing her pastry in one shot and then has it again in the next shot; this happens 3 times.

Continuity
When Driss comes to get his document, you can see one signal for "jour et nuit" outside the mansion. However, the scene when Driss beat the neighbor, you can see another signal there.

Revealing Mistakes
In the scene where paragliding, Driss can be seen holding a stick in his right hand that the camera, for close up shots, is attached to.

Revealing Mistakes
In the scene where paragliding, the shadow of a cameraman is briefly visible over Driss.
Trivia:
Within nine weeks of its release, this became the second most successful French film ever after Welcome to the Sticks (2008).

Co-writer/Co-director Éric Toledano stated that he had received more than 3,000 thank-you messages from wheelchair users all over the world.

With 8.8 million moviegoers, this was the most successful film in Germany in 2012, and was the most successful French film in German cinema history.

The real-life 'Driss' was actually a young Algerian man called Abdel, but directors Éric Toledano and Olivier Nakache changed the character's nationality to Senegalese, as they had enjoyed working with Omar Sy on Tellement proches (2009), and really wanted him to play the part. Sy also had the experience of living in the impoverished French suburbs, just like Driss.