Posted by Nicholas Rapp on May 27, 2012 at 10:28 pm
A movie came out this past Friday – limited release – about a wealthy handicapped man, and a caretaker who doesn’t pity him but instead treats him as a friend. It is based on a real story, but what makes it look so excellent is probably that it is French. Of course I’m joking, but being French has certainly never hurt a film. The film is rocking the indie world and has people all over Hollywood talking.
Upon watching this trailer, and reading the glowing reviews, I knew that seeing this film was a must. Check out the relevant information below.
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. Directed by Eric Toledano and Olivier Nakache, the film was nominated for a total of nine 2012 César Awards, France’s equivalent to the Oscars, including Best Picture, and won Best Actor for breakout star Omar Sy. The film also won the Grand Prize at the 2011 Tokyo International Film Festival. THE INTOUCHABLES has received Audience Awards from U.S. film festivals including the San Francisco Film Festival, COL COA, and the Nashville Film Festival.