Les Intouchables – Untouchable

03 Dec 2014

Directors: Eric Toledano, Olivier Nakache




Culture-clash comedy blends with heart-tugging true-life drama in this charming tale of mischievous camaraderie. François Cluzet plays Philippe, an eccentric Parisian millionaire left paralysed from the neck down after an accident. He advertises for a live-in carer and is struck by Driss (Omar Sy), a strapping street-smart criminal from a broken home who is merely applying in order to receive
benefits. Admiring his irreverence, Philippe hires Driss and moves him into his palatial home. Bonding ensues as Driss opens Philippe’s eyes to new worlds of soul music and recreational drugs. Both characters are conduits for charisma and the horseplay between them is very funny as one joke bounces into the next.

Omar Sy won the 2012 César award for best actor.