Friday, October 12, 2012

Upcoming Release Review: The Intouchables

The Intouchables, distributed through Roadshow Entertainment, hits Australian cinemas October 25.

Everybody’s life takes on an unexpected course at some point. Sometimes it is courtesy of our own responsibility, but often it is through inexplicable coincidence or a bizarre change of fate. Ultimately, it is our family and friends who mean the most to us and give our lives meaning and purpose. In The Intouchables, the international box office sensation, we witness an unlikely but extraordinary friendship develop between two very different men that results in the lives of both taking on an exciting new course.

Based on a true story, The Intouchables is full of good clean humour, crowd-pleasing gags and a well-directed dramatic edge. It is an irresistible French buddy comedy written and directed by Eric Toledano and Olivier Nakache. It features incredible performances from Francois Cluzet as Philippe, a wealthy quadriplegic who is disabled following a paragliding accident, and Omar Sy (winner of the Cesar Award for Best Actor – beating out Jean Dujardin, The Artist) as Driss, a poor, purposeless and emotionally battered young man from the ghettos who is hired as his live-in carer.

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1 comment:

  1. Great review Andy, I loved this film, and I usually don't like French movies. Funny, sweet, with a lovely story and friendship!